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  • Issue Brief posted July 25, 2013 by Brett D. Schaefer, Charlotte Florance Zimbabwe: U.S. Should Expand Sanctions If Elections Are Flawed

    Zimbabweans will head to the polls on July 31 for national elections pitting long-time President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Past elections have been marred by serious irregularities and violence orchestrated by Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) supporters. The lead-up to this election has also been…

  • Issue Brief posted July 24, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Zimbabwe: Sanctions Should Stand

    On Monday, the European Union announced that it is resuming direct aid to Zimbabwe’s government and that sanctions on some targeted individuals and entities (excluding President Robert Mugabe) will be suspended following the country’s constitutional referendum that could come as early as October. This decision is flawed, and it is unlikely to contribute to meaningful…

  • WebMemo posted June 26, 2008 by Thomas M. Woods, Brett D. Schaefer Africa Must Confront the Growing Crisis in Zimbabwe

    The news emanating this past weekend from Zimbabwe--that opposition candidate and first round presidential election winner Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was forced to pull out of the June 27 presidential run-off--is distressing.[1] Tsvangirai's decision to withdraw from the election is the direct result of a three-month campaign…

  • WebMemo posted March 8, 2007 by John J. Tkacik, Jr. A Chinese Military Superpower?

    Members of Congress are considering several bills designed to combat climate change. Chief among them is Senate bill 2191--America's Cli­mate Security Act of 2007--spearheaded by Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). This bill would set a limit on the emissions of green­house gases, mainly carbon dioxide from the com­bustion of coal, oil, and natural…

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