A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined “national interests” – instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country – to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.
With the new Africa Command, the United States is increasing its military footprint on an energy-rich continent.
Pakistan’s image in the United States has been tarnished by decades-old misperceptions that prevail in the myths about the country.
Winning the War on Terror by spreading democracy? Our arms sales policy is working in the opposite direction.
The Bush administration and its supporters in Congress are lying about an Iranian “threat.”
The Bush administration created an imaginary front against terrorism in North Africa. This fiction has had some terrifying results.
In 2006, as concern grows over the most pressing security threats, from HIV/AIDS and the bird flu to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, the U.S. will face increasing demands to adapt its Africa policy to address these contemporary challenges.
An overview of recent developments in global security.