Trump’s Africa Policy Is a Continuation of Clinton’s, Bush’s, and Obama’s

U.S. military advisor in Djibouti (AFRICOM)

by Herman J. Cohen President Trump’s Africa policy appears to be off to a bad start. First, there was the unfortunate leak of a remark made privately to a group of U.S. senators in February in which the President referred… Continue Reading  

Eight Big Questions on War and Peace for Mike Pompeo

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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took place on Thursday. The International Crisis Group’s Stephen Pomper suggested eight questions that committee members should have asked of Pompeo. Several of these questions were… Continue Reading  

US: Don’t Abandon Africa’s Fragile Democracies

Julius Maada Bio

by Larry Garber Sierra Leone is probably what Donald Trump has in mind when he characterizes Africa as a continent of “shithole” countries. The country is poor, with a per capita income of $1,497 and 60 percent of the population… Continue Reading  

Killmonger’s World

Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther

by John Feffer Donald Trump has now assembled a cabinet of Killmongers. Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Trump himself: these men have elevated violence to a supreme virtue at home and abroad. They are firm believers in armed domination. Erik… Continue Reading  

Burkina Faso’s Alarming Escalation of Jihadist Violence

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by Rinaldo Depagne Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organized, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa… Continue Reading