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Africa

Within both the United States and Europe, foreign aid has become a feel-good operation more successful at creating jobs for bureaucrats and consultants in Washington...

For decades, American presidents traveled to Africa, proposed new partnerships with the continent and its peoples, and then promptly forgot about the partnership once they...

At the root of many Islamist and so-called Islamist modernist movements was a recognition that the ‘world of Islam’ had fallen behind the West in...

I spent the last week of November in Morocco in order to attend the Second World Human Rights Forum, an international confab of NGOs working...

This was a busy weekend for elections--a presidential race in Brazil (which saw the reelection of Dilma Rousseff) and parliamentary elections in Ukraine (which saw...

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve criticized Human Rights Watch (HRW) for conducting human rights research and advocacy subjectively through the lens of politics rather...

Think back with me, if you will, to a time not all that long ago when the American intervention in Libya was held up as...

Talk about humiliations. In 2011 U.S. forces, acting with NATO allies, helped Libyans to overthrow the dictatorial regime of Moammar Gaddafi. On Saturday, the situation in Libya...

I have written here before about the Polisario Front, a Cold War throw-back and authoritarian cult funded by the Algerian military regime as a tool...

I am deeply ambivalent about the current cry to #freeourgirls--the international Twitter campaign to pressure Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group loosely affiliated with al-Qaeda,...

Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America’s reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi’s...

Here are five words I’m reluctant to write: I disagree with Max Boot. In this case, however, I do. My views are much more in line...