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Adekeye Adebajo

Adekeye Adebajo

Writing for PS since 2023
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Adekeye Adebajo, a professor and a senior research fellow at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship in South Africa, served on UN missions in South Africa, Western Sahara, and Iraq. He is the author of Global Africa: Profiles in Courage, Creativity, and Cruelty (Routledge, 2024) and The Eagle and the Springbok: Essays on Nigeria and South Africa (Routledge, 2023).

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  1. Adekeye Adebajo on the Non-Aligned Movement, United Nations peacekeeping, African institution-building, and more
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    Adekeye Adebajo on the Non-Aligned Movement, United Nations peacekeeping, African institution-building, and more

    May 14, 2024 Adekeye Adebajo argues that Israel’s war in Gaza is accelerating the trend toward global apartheid, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of United Nations peacekeeping missions, criticizes the militarization of US engagement with Africa, and more.

  2. Mandela’s Heirs Face Their Biggest Election Test
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    Mandela’s Heirs Face Their Biggest Election Test

    May 8, 2024 Adekeye Adebajo explains why the African National Congress could lose its 30-year monopoly on power.

  3. Ending Congo’s Forever War
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    Ending Congo’s Forever War

    Apr 10, 2024 Adekeye Adebajo examines the complex domestic, regional, and external dynamics of one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts.

  4. West Africa’s Brexit Moment Could Fuel Regional Turmoil
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    West Africa’s Brexit Moment Could Fuel Regional Turmoil

    Feb 9, 2024 Adekeye Adebajo highlights five key challenges facing policymakers as they try to contain the crisis in the Sahel.

  5. The Shape of Power in 2024
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    The Shape of Power in 2024

    Dec 11, 2023 Adekeye Adebajo, et al. consider whether the world will become more multipolar or “non-aligned” in the new year.

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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.

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