Regions / Africa
Corruption isn't just about corrupt leaders and their private stashes. The international financial community is also part of the problem.
The U.S. should participate in the upcoming Durban Review Conference in Geneva.
Even in the midst of war and international isolation, the capital of Sudan is booming.
The United States and Libya are on the verge of having a normal relationship.
Madagascar is in the middle of political turmoil. The United States should resist the impulse to interfere.
U.S. security requires that policymakers take a broader view of Africa's security needs and a multilateral approach to addressing them.
Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won't work because it doesn't address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.
Two different takes on the Somali pirates and next steps to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa.
The Obama administration should take the issue of piracy seriously and engage Somalia now.
The piracy issue is overblown, and the Obama administration needs to bring all sides to the table to reach a political compromise.