Stewart M. Patrick

The Internationalist

Patrick assesses the future of world order, state sovereignty, and multilateral cooperation.

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A worker at the Botswana Diamond Valuing Company displays a rough diamond during the sorting process at the purpose-built centre in the capital Gaborone, August 26, 2004. Botswana accounts for around one third of the world’s gem quality diamonds and the industry forms the backbone of its economy. Botswana’s diamond output has been hit by a strike this week at miner Debswana, but the nation’s production target of up to 30 million carats a year can still be achieved, a government minister said on Thursday. REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya jn/DBP

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