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Jason Pack
Jason Pack is a researcher of Middle Eastern History at the University of Cambridge and president of He is the editor of The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and The Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Spectator, Foreign Policy, and The Journal of North African Studies.

Entries by Jason Pack

Papua New Guinea to Australia: Let's Just Be Friends

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Co-authored with Sam Nallen Copley

It is never easy being friends with an ex, and sometimes it's better just to move on. As of March 1, Australians are no longer able to enter their former colony of Papua New Guinea without pre-obtained visas. This policy shift has failed to...

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Madagascar's Radio DJ President Jockeys for Power

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 7:23 AM

Only amateurs steal elections on election day anymore. Today, the pros manipulate elections long before the voting begins -- making sure the playing field is so uneven that election day rigging is unnecessary.

Madagascar's recent election, on Dec. 20, 2013, offers important lessons for western policymakers seeking to repair broken...

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The Cartoon Farce of Madagascar's Election

(11) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 8:17 AM

The people of Madagascar head to the polls this week to select a new president. The outcome will be a critical test for both the region's progression towards democracy and the international community's resolve.

If you know absolutely nothing about Madagascar's politics, you're certainly not alone....

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Libya: Two Years Later

(9) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 11:42 AM

Two years ago, American jets spearheaded the international effort to halt Muammar Qadhafi's assault on Benghazi and enforce a No-Fly Zone over Libya. They were acting in accordance with the wishes of the Arab League, the UN, and most crucially, the Libyan people. This far-sighted assistance not only allowed the...

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