Regions / Africa
At Durban, international negotiators are fiddling while the world burns.
By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
The politics and socioeconomics of chocolate and why it is still a guilty pleasure.
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.