Rwanda and the War on Terrorism

Rwanda and the War on Terrorism

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.

Militarizing Africa (Again)

With the new Africa Command, the United States is increasing its military footprint on an energy-rich continent.

Pakistan: Myths and Realities

Pakistan’s image in the United States has been tarnished by decades-old misperceptions that prevail in the myths about the country.

The Collapse of the Second Front

The Bush administration created an imaginary front against terrorism in North Africa. This fiction has had some terrifying results.

Africa Policy Outlook 2006

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.