Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.
Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it.
Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.
Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.
The story of contemporary Israel as written by Max Blumenthal is not easy to read.
There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it.
Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.
Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth.