Regions / Africa
The Algerian hostage crisis was not only both a human and political fiasco, but its regional implications are still evolving.
Western intervention--ostensibly on humanitarian grounds--is largely responsible for the Malian crisis in the first place.
Fissures are beginning to appear in Isaias Afewerki's dictatorship.
The U.S. recognition of Somalia as a sovereign and equal partner entails new responsibilities for both parties.
Non-nuclear weapons states forget that the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty exists at their pleasure.
British objections to how Algeria handled its hostage situation and a recent visit by one of its boy bands to Ghana highlight U.S. and European condescension towards Africa.
As in: come home to roost.
One longs for the heyday of ancient Timbuktu, when African scholars pored studiously over learned manuscripts in quiet libraries.
The co-director of the Institute's Foreign Policy In Focus project discussed the African conflict on the PBS NewsHour.
Giving UN peacekeeping troops wider authority to use force in the Congo won't solve the country's instability.