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The invasion of Somalia has spillover effects in Kenya.
Should the United States choose to support long-term peace and stability over its short-term counterterrorism interests, there is much that it can do to help ensure a peaceful Kenyan election.
From corporations to conspiracy theorists, many scoff at concerns about overpopulation.
Kenya's invasion of Somalia, with U.S. support, is as ill-advised as the last time a U.S. ally tried to remake the fractured country by force.
Al-Qaeda is having a near-death experience, so why is the Obama administration opening a new front against terrorism in Africa?
Ghana is the latest focus of oil companies. Can it escape the resource curse?
The United States is ultimately chasing al-Qaeda, not the LRA, in East Africa. And this may end up abetting Yoweri Museveni's crackdown on Ugandan democracy.
One legacy of attacking Libya is 20,000 surface-to-air missiles gone missing.
Bono's new ONE campaign to help with famine in the Horn of Africa ignores the political causes of the crisis.
The international community, particularly the United States, is pursuing a dual-track policy that encourages the very warlordism that is pulling Somalia apart at the seams.