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Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might
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Somalia: Erratic U.S. Policy Failure Doesn’t Get Noticed. But a U.S. Diplomat Struggling With an End-of-Career Crisis Might
June 5, 2020

The sheer level of America’s meddling and colossal bungling in Somalia led to Hollywood films like Black Hawk Down. Yet now a U.S. ambassador’s foibles and insecurities appear to be writing a new Hollywood script.

It Is Time to Rethink Africa
April 1, 2020

More often than not Africa is written about by the same people who write about every region of the world never making contact with anyone from any of them.

It Is Time to Rethink Africa
World
Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East
Business
Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East
March 11, 2020

The Trump administration has weighed in to back Egypt in its long-running dispute with Ethiopia over a crucial hydroelectric dam about to come into operation.

Russia-Africa ‘Shared Vision 2030’: Alternative to Neo-Colonial Pillage
October 28, 2019

Unlike the west, Russia has the advantage of having encouraged African development during the dark days of the Cold War and is thus infinitely more trusted than the west.

Russia-Africa ‘Shared Vision 2030’: Alternative to Neo-Colonial Pillage
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Trump’s Vision for Africa: the 1960s
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Trump’s Vision for Africa: the 1960s
July 26, 2019

Although Donald Trump can barely place a single country in Africa, his few utterances on the continent have yielded what can only be described as a nostalgia for the 1960s. It was a decade that saw three white minority-ruled governments ruling in South Africa, Rhodesia, and the South African territory of South-West Africa.

Tectonic Shift in North Africa Puts Washington in Passenger’s Seat
April 30, 2019

The Trump administration is clearly a spectator to the rapidly unfolding changes in North Africa. The winds of change across the Sahel and Maghreb regions are also beginning to be felt further south in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tectonic Shift in North Africa Puts Washington in Passenger’s Seat
World
Starbuck’s and Modern Mercantilism: No Different Than the British East India Company
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Starbuck’s and Modern Mercantilism: No Different Than the British East India Company
February 4, 2019

Howard Schultz, like other mercantilists of today and yesteryear, made his billions on the backs of others, including, in some cases, children as young as five-years old.

G20 Summit, Top Agenda Item: Bye-Bye American Empire
November 30, 2018

What America needs to do is regenerate through a reinvented social economic order, one that is driven by democratic development and not the capitalist private profit of an elite few.

G20 Summit, Top Agenda Item: Bye-Bye American Empire
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