Francis Njubi Nesbitt

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Al-Shabaab’s Wakeup Call

After the World Cup bombing by the militant group al-Shabaab, it's time for a strong regional response to the crisis in Somalia.

U.S. Hijacks ICC conference

A renewed engagement with the ICC suggests that the Obama administration is interested in shaping international law while remaining immune to prosecution under the very laws it helps develop.

Sudan’s Divorce Proceedings

The United States is scrambling to make sure that the looming break-up of south and north Sudan in 2011 is as peaceful as possible.

Piracy Redux

The military response to the Somali pirates has only increased their asking price.

Clinton Tone-Deaf During Africa Trip

Hillary Clinton tried to emphasize the importance of Africa during her recent trip, but only managed to emphasize how marginal the continent remains to U.S. foreign policy.

Hearts and Minds and Empire

The Obama administration is going 3D: defense, diplomacy, and development. Is this a major shift from Bush-era doctrine or simply an updated version of the old counterinsurgency approach?
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