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The largest challenge for the United States to overcome in the international sphere is not the lack of influence, but rather the misguided efforts of its foreign policy and the necessary reform of its flawed approach towards the developing world. The...

A “Bottom-Up” Approach To Foreign Aid

The largest challenge for the United States to overcome in the international sphere is not the lack of influence, but rather the misguided efforts of its foreign policy and the necessary reform of its flawed approach towards the developing world. The...

The recent passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the anti-Apartheid’s most enduring figures, has served as a reminder of the struggles of South Africa’s past generation. We are also reminded of how her view on the transition differed f...

A New Deal for South Africa

The recent passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the anti-Apartheid’s most enduring figures, has served as a reminder of the struggles of South Africa’s past generation. We are also reminded of how her view on the transition differed f...

In rural Bawa, Mozambique, fetching water and washing clothes have become dangerous activities. For members of certain communities, working near rivers involves a constant, if elusive, danger: crocodile attacks. At first glance, these attacks seem ea...

The Politics of Crocodile Attacks in Mozambique

In rural Bawa, Mozambique, fetching water and washing clothes have become dangerous activities. For members of certain communities, working near rivers involves a constant, if elusive, danger: crocodile attacks. At first glance, these attacks seem ea...

A few years ago, one of the nearly 1,500 satellites orbiting Earth took a picture of the Nigerien desert. On that particular day, the picture contained far more than just sunbaked sand. The image exposed one of the U.S.’s most covert ventures in th...

America’s Crescendoing Commitment in West Africa

A few years ago, one of the nearly 1,500 satellites orbiting Earth took a picture of the Nigerien desert. On that particular day, the picture contained far more than just sunbaked sand. The image exposed one of the U.S.’s most covert ventures in th...

While the debate over the existence of global warming continues to draw attention, the worst-case scenarios of climate change are already underway in many parts of the world, namely in Cape Town, South Africa. Twenty years after the end of apartheid,...

Cape Town in Deep Water During Drought

While the debate over the existence of global warming continues to draw attention, the worst-case scenarios of climate change are already underway in many parts of the world, namely in Cape Town, South Africa. Twenty years after the end of apartheid,...

Libyan politics and governance have been unstable and chaotic for the past eight years. Because of the country’s significant position as one of the largest oil-producing countries in the world, the Libyan political situation has always been highly ...

Libya since 2011: Bias and International Oil Interests

Libyan politics and governance have been unstable and chaotic for the past eight years. Because of the country’s significant position as one of the largest oil-producing countries in the world, the Libyan political situation has always been highly ...

Earth Day 2018 will take place in a time of great uncertainty. It is a day that means different things to different people. For some, the occasion signals a sense of hope in the potential of humanity to correct its current path and save our planet; f...

Crisis in Cape Town

Earth Day 2018 will take place in a time of great uncertainty. It is a day that means different things to different people. For some, the occasion signals a sense of hope in the potential of humanity to correct its current path and save our planet; f...

In Africa’s southern states, land remains a deeply emotive issue, an open wound harkening back to days of apartheid and colonialism. In post-apartheid South Africa, it is estimated whites own 67% of the land (while they are 8% of its population). I...

The Last Vestige of Apartheid? Land Politics After Mugabe

In Africa’s southern states, land remains a deeply emotive issue, an open wound harkening back to days of apartheid and colonialism. In post-apartheid South Africa, it is estimated whites own 67% of the land (while they are 8% of its population). I...