Soren Ambrose

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Soren Ambrose is the Development Finance Coordinator at ActionAid International, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Africa Falls Off the IMF Agenda (Again)

A shuffling of the Fund's voting shares slashed Africa's already minimal decision-making power. While unfair, the move is just a symptom of what's wrong with the IMF.

Engaging Islam

Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.

Islamic Blowback Part Two?

The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.

A New Frontier of Jihadi Islam?

Is Somalia rapidly turning into this year’s Afghanistan, with the Islamic Courts in the role of the Taliban and Ethiopia as the unilateral invader?

Multilateral Debt Burden

A global movement called Jubilee 2000, which calls for external debt cancellation for the poorest and most indebted countries, has gained great momentum.

Multilateral Debt: The Unbearable Burden

For most of the world’s impoverished countries, multilateral debt looms larger than other debts because of the status of IFIs as “preferred creditors” assigned them by the Group of 7 (G-7) industrialized countries.

A Despot in Washington

The western media, too, is awash with stories of a reformist general living dangerously in a volatile country.

Fighting Terrorism, Undermining Democracy in Pakistan

, Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf in his policy address on January 12th set about redefining the role of religion in Pakistani society and its domestic and external politics, with a special reference to Kashmir and terrorism.

Pakistan’s Day of Reckoning

Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.