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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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Congress of Berlin: Act II
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Congress of Berlin: Act II
August 15, 2018

The scramble for Africa will only increase in intensity as the insatiable appetite for Africa's oil, gold, diamonds, and rare earth minerals attracts more global interest and competition.

Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia’s Foul Murder
August 2, 2018

The murder of Simegnew Bekele, whose Christian name means “hope” in his native language, has grievously struck the country’s sense of nationhood and its once bright aspirations for independent development.

Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia’s Foul Murder
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Russia’s Growing Influence in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Russia’s Growing Influence in Sub-Saharan Africa
June 5, 2018

While the US influence in the sub-Saharan Africa is on the wane, Russia is making strides to strengthen its position in the region.

Tillerson Takes ‘Great Power Competition’ to Africa
March 13, 2018

Last week, Rex Tillerson’s tour of Africa gave practical expression to what this “great power competition” looks like in the modern era. The top US diplomat seemed more interested engaging in schadenfreude and shadowing with regard to China and Russia, rather than in supposed “partnership” with African states.

Tillerson Takes ‘Great Power Competition’ to Africa
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What Is ‘Safari Club II’ and How It Can Change Middle East Dynamics
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What Is ‘Safari Club II’ and How It Can Change Middle East Dynamics
January 26, 2018

The CIA and its Cold War allies, in forming the original Safari Club, has provided an invaluable template to the besieged peoples of Yemen, the Horn of Africa, and the wider Middle East. The Safari Club II is giving the Saudis, Israelis, Americans, Egyptians, Moroccans, and others a taste of their own bitter medicine.

US Gambling on the Islamic State to Undermine China and Russia’s Position in Africa
January 18, 2018

Many experts believe that the Islamic State is assembling its forces to launch major offensives in Libya and Egypt in the near future, the main aim of which is to establish a “new empire” to make up for the extremists’ losses in Iraq and Syria.

US Gambling on the Islamic State to Undermine China and Russia’s Position in Africa
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