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    Taming Intervention: Sovereignty, Statehood and Political Order in Africa

    By Ricardo Soares de Oliveira and Harry Verhoeven

    A continent that was once the world’s most insistent on state sovereignty has become highly tolerant of military intervention.

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    Resisting Impunity for Chemical-Weapons Attacks

    By Rebecca Hersman

    A new, French-led partnership to hold perpetrators of chemical-weapons attacks to account arrives not a moment too soon.

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    Smart Cities: A New Age of Digital Insecurity

    By Yu-Min Joo and Teck-Boon Tan

    Digitally enabled cities expose their residents to the possibility of a large-scale and damaging cyber attack.

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