Posts Tagged: oil
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
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.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
The best thing the American Empire can do is prepare the world for its eventual collapse.
Iraq's Kurds may at last have their own state. But is it the one they wanted?
Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
Pope Francis' passivity in the face of the brutal Argentine military government fails to inspire confidence.
It didn't take long for the world to recognize that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq constituted a "dumb war." But dumb wasn't the half of it.
Can China manage an effective partnership with both Sudans?
China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region.