May 11, 2014

A Birth Defect in the Heart of Africa

James Traub, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

The category to which the South Sudan mess belongs is less Naïve Self-Delusion than Circumstances Beyond Our Control.

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TAGGED: Africa, Sudan, South Sudan


May 9, 2014
The Real Africa
David Brooks, New York Times
Too many of our images of Africa are derived from nature documentaries, fund-raising appeals and mission trips. In reality, Africa faces in acute forms the same problems that afflict pretty much every region these days. Most... more ››
May 8, 2014
Bring Home the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
New York Post
Once again, Islamist terrorists have zeroed in on what they regard as a mortal threat: girls going to school. Now these men are threatening to sell the 300 Nigerian girls they have taken from their school into slavery.... more ››
May 7, 2014
We Must Wipe Out Boko Haram
Matt Gurney, National Post
No military operation ever goes perfectly smoothly, but something like this is still well within even the West’s diminished means. Bluntly, if we can’t pull off an operation like this, what’s the point having... more ››
May 7, 2014
Is #BringBackOurGirls Helping?
Adam Taylor, Washington Post
Domestically, the #BringBackOurChildren campaign isn't aimed at the perpetrators of the attack: Boko Haram seem unlikely to be swayed by tweets (remember, their name literally means "Western education is sinful"). It's aimed at... more ››
If all the international assistance helps to bring about a happy ending for the missing schoolgirls, so much the better. But Boko Haram's mayhem predates their abduction, and their rescue wouldn't mark the end of the group's... more ››