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Democracy, corruption, and U.S. policy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Nearly two years after the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) saw a peaceful transfer of power to President Félix Tshisekedi following a nevertheless flawed election, numerous significant political and economic developments have transpired in the country. The president’s chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe, was convicted on corruption charges; violent conflicts have increased in the eastern DRC; civil society has mounted increasing anti-corruption campaigns; and a major political reconfiguration is currently underway that may significantly change the shape of reforms. Meanwhile, in a bipartisan letter, the U.S. Senate highlighted the need for urgent anti-corruption and electoral reforms in the country and the International Monetary Fund is considering a significant loan to stabilize the country’s economy, pending anti-corruption reforms.

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Eliot Cohen on "Seeing the Russian Military Clearly"

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American Purpose presents: Eliot Cohen discusses “Seeing the Russian Military Clearly.”

Eliot A. Cohen, a member of the editorial board of American Purpose, is Robert E. Osgood Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he has taught since 1990. He served as dean of SAIS from 2019 to 2021. He received his BA and PhD degrees from Harvard University and, after teaching there and at the Naval War College, founded the Strategic Studies program at SAIS. His books include The Big Stick (2017), Conquered into Liberty (2011), and Supreme Command (2002). In addition to public service in the Department of Defense, he served as counselor of the Department of State from 2007–09. He writes frequently for major newspapers and is a contributing writer at The Atlantic.

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Is Russian Loss A Possibility In Ukraine? Why Collapse Of Putin’s Mighty Army Cannot Be Ruled Out

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The war in Ukraine has reached a stalemate as both armies are unable to get a decisive edge over the other. However, Russia is one catastrophic defeat away from losing the plot in Donbas. In this episode of Decode we look that strong armies that failed to win the war and their reasons.
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3:08 – WHY MIGHTY ARMIES COLLAPSED
4:44 – WHAT HAPPENS IF RUSSIA LOSES THE WAR
5:45 – THE NUCLEAR FACTOR

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Navalny's Russian Anti-Corruption Groups Stays Active Beyond Putin's Reach

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Vladimir Ashurkov, executive director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, talks about the role of international sanctions against Russia’s elite in influencing Russia’s war in Ukraine and shaping Russian policies.
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