Why Niger Proves America’s Counterterrorism Tactics Are Failing

The tragic loss of four American fighters in Niger reminds one that the United States has learned little from the wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. It still believes... Read more »

America Should Not Overcommit Forces in North Africa

Nearly two months after four American servicemen were killed by terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State in Niger, there is a growing concern among counterterrorism experts that the collapse... Read more »

Is Africa at a Turning Point?

The African Union (AU)/European Union (EU) summit, to be held in Abidjan at the end of November, will be off to a truly busy start. While youth and job... Read more »

The Story of How South Africa Voluntarily Gave Up Its Nuclear Weapons

The Republic of South Africa is the only country in the world to build a nuclear weapons program, then unbuild that program after domestic and international conditions changed. Why... Read more »

Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis: A Tale of 3 Myths

According to UN sources, we are witnessing these days the largest refugee crisis since World War II, as approximately 65 million refugees roam the planet in search of a... Read more »