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Robert Nolan is editor in chief of new media at the Foreign Policy Association, and producer of the Great Decisions Television Series on PBS. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe and graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, he has written extensively on issues related to African politics and culture, and has interviewed heads of state, foreign ministers, artists, musicians and Nobel laureates. Robert is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the National Peace Corps Association and resides in New York City.

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Hotspot or Hotbed? A Tale of Two Africas

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 1:36 PM

While it's always dangerous to offer general observations about an entire continent (there are sites fully dedicated to debunking this practice), regional analysis is a critical component of geopolitics, economics and foreign policy, and Africa is no exception.

Today, there are two competing narratives of Africa in...

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