Regions / Africa
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.
Obama administration must overhaul U.S. policy toward Africa.
Handouts and Hollywood celebrities obscure the real work being done in Africa today.
The EU has an army of sorts. Maybe it should start using it for the common good.
African nations will need help coping with fallout from the international financial crisis which they played no part in creating.
Somalis can sort out their problems if the outside world just gives them a chance.
Kevin Funk and Steve Fake offer a scathing and penetrating new look at the crises in Darfur -- one that you won't find in The New York Times or from the Save Darfur Movement.