The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 is a cautionary tale about the long-term consequences of military intervention.
The rationale that Islamist extremists offer for civilian casualties is nothing new.
What do you expect from a group that doesn’t believe in ― never mind evolution ― evaporation?
Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women’s education. The Nigerian government’s failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.
As global civil society calls for a renewable energy revolution, the U.S. Congress is considering an African energy initiative that leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels.
For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Questions remain about how well Nigeria’s government will manage public dissatisfaction, ethnic and religious divisions, and violent resistance from the Islamist Boko Haram movement.
Jeffrey Sachs has seen his economic theories been applied to disastrous effect.