The severity of human rights violations demands an international diplomatic effort to establish humane governance in Eritrea.
The Western narrative depicts such attacks as Kunming as the result of China’s own flawed ethnic-minority policies.
Before a shocked and awed Western public cries for military intervention, it would do well to internalize three lessons from the devastation wrought in Paris.
For Putin, fighting ISIS is just a pretext for his larger strategic machinations.
In Africa’s most unstable region, U.S. military aid has done more harm than good.
A year after the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign brought Nigeria’s struggle with Boko Haram to the international fore, the situation in much of the country is far from improved.
Following Blaise Compaore’s resignation from the presidency in Burkina Faso, the United States and its Western allies must ensure a peaceful, yet expedient, transition of power.
Over the past few days Israel has conducted multiple unprovoked airstrikes against Syria, including on the capital of Damascus. Though both the Israeli and U.S. governments have refused to officially acknowledge the attacks, the purported pretext has been widely reported.
Motives for the violent Western intervention in Syria — where since at least early 2012 the CIA has been sending large shipments of weapons to Sunni militants working with al-Qaida front Jabhat al-Nusra — predictably appear rooted in geostrategic, rather than humanitarian, interests. Iran recently secured a $10 billion pipeline deal with Syria and Iraq that the U.S. and its European allies bitterly opposed. The project would bring Iranian hydrocarbons to the Mediterranean as well as Russia, which has sought to expand its influence in the region’s energy development.