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The gates of the Roseires Dam open after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's signal during the inauguration of the dam's height increase in Damazin, at the conflict-stricken Blue Nile state (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah).
Africa in the News: Egypt and Ethiopia Disagree about Nile Dam, South Africa and DRC Experience Power Outages, and U.S. Defense Efforts in Africa Focus on Training
March 7, 2014, Jessica Pugliese
In this week's Africa news roundup, Jessica Pugliese recaps the continent's top stories, including the ongoing dispute over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Hydroelectric Dam, increased power outages in central and southern Africa, and the shift in U.S. defense strategy within the region.
U.S. Military Affairs
U.S. Defense Budget
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Article | Asian Survey
January/February 2014, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Interview | Big Think
February 28, 2014, Peter W. Singer
Opinion | USA Today
February 26, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Interview | The Daily Beast
February 24, 2014, Noah Shachtman
February 24, 2014, Fred Dews
February 24, 2014
Opinion | Al-Monitor
February 15, 2014, Bruce Riedel
A Presidential Briefing Book
2014, Ted Piccone, Steven Pifer and Thomas Wright, eds.
Speech | The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
January 14, 2014, Richard C. Bush III
Interview | Science House
January 3, 2014, Peter W. Singer and Rita J. King
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Peter W. Singer
Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
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