Regions / Africa

A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined "national interests" - instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country - to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.

Militarizing Africa (Again)

With the new Africa Command, the United States is increasing its military footprint on an energy-rich continent.

What Does Africa Owe?

A closer look at this administration's record on debt should begin with the question often posed by Africa-based civil society groups: who owes whom?

Super Bowl of Shame

Instead of splurging on sponsoring the Super Bowl halftime show, Bridgestone Firestone should start paying its Liberian rubber workers a living wage.
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.
There's no question that the Congressman's personal history is both courageous and noble but most peace and justice activists have found Lantos as a very inconsistent human rights advocate.
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