Africa at the Crossroads

Africa at the Crossroads

The decline of democratic aspirations in Niger and the Sahel more broadly is closely linked to the long-standing influence of the exploitative Françafrique system. Geopolitical interests and disputes between the “West” and Russia further complicate matters, leading to...
China Hangs Washington Out to Dry in the Middle East

China Hangs Washington Out to Dry in the Middle East

A photo Beijing released on March 6th of Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a seismic shock in Washington. There was the Secretary-General of the Chinese Communist Party standing between Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s National Security Council, and Saudi...