America, the Election, and the Dismal Tide

by Nick Turse “So is he going to win?” The question washed over me as I slumped in my hard plastic chair.  I had passed the day walking through a town where most homes lay in ruins and human remains were strewn across a… Continue Reading  

With South Sudan Finally Truly Independent, Time to Focus on Governance

by Herman J. Cohen The half-century war between North and South Sudan is finally over. Wait a minute. How can one say that the war is finally over? Wasn’t there a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brokered by the United States… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump in South Sudan

by Nick Turse I’m sitting in the dark, sweating. The blinding white sun has long since set, but it’s still in the high 90s, which is a relief since it was above 110 earlier. Slumped in a blue plastic chair,… Continue Reading  

The U.S. Military’s New Normal in Africa

A Secret African Mission and an African Mission that’s No Secret by Nick Turse* What is Operation New Normal? It’s a question without an answer, a riddle the U.S. military refuses to solve. It’s a secret operation in Africa that no… Continue Reading