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Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability
Somalia: Trapped in Revolution and Instability
June 9, 2020

Somalia’s brutal arid landscape and unfortunate colonial borders keep the nation a dry well packed powder keg waiting for the next spark.

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.

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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It Is Time to Rethink Africa
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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.

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.

Trump Splashes Into Nile Dispute to Gain Leverage in Middle East
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Federations No Longer a Fad
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Federations No Longer a Fad
November 11, 2019

Unions and federations of nations, like the marriages of people, often end in divorce. Perhaps the international bureaucracy should take that fact into consideration before international political unions even occur.

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.

Beware of the American Political Snake Oil Salesmen
September 8, 2018

The Trump administration wasted no time in immersing itself deep into this political swamp and help market American political snake oil to unsuspecting countries around the world.

Beware of the American Political Snake Oil Salesmen
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