Tag Archive | Foreign Policy

ETHIOPIA, A LONG-TERM US PARTNER IN PEACE AND SECURITY

From The Reporter 15 Jul, 2017 By Yonas Abiye 0 Comments  Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Peter Vrooman, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He began his career in 1991. His most recent posting was as the Spokesperson for the US Embassy in New Delhi.  Prior to that assignment, Peter worked as […]

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Donald Trump and Africa

From the Brookings Institution Witney Schneidman For Africa, at stake in this election of Donald Trump is the strong bipartisan consensus in Congress that has been the cornerstone of U.S. policy toward the continent for the last three administrations. This consensus, supported by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, was predicated on the notion that Africa […]

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We Live in Interesting Times: How the West Views Africa

The Strathink Editorial Team We live in interesting times. Our world today is faster, more connected and, in many ways, smaller than the planet we inhabited just twenty years ago. Yet, one part of our world seems surprising unchanged if we view that region from the perspective of the West—Africa. Despite the profound changes that […]

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Posted in Burundi, Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Editorial, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Somaliland0 Comments

Iran loses ground in Africa as Sudan joins Saudi coalition in Yemen

  Special to WorldTribune.com Iran may be losing its grip on its gateway to Africa as Sudan moves closer to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has deposited $1 billion in the central bank of sanctions-hit Sudan over the past two months, the Sudanese state minister for finance said on Aug. 12. “We received a deposit for […]

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10 Ways to Fix America’s Ailing State Department

From Foreign Policy 10 Ways to Fix America’s Ailing State Department It’s time for the State Department to reclaim its rightful place in the policymaking process. Here’s how. BY JOSEPH CASSIDY The State Department seems to lurch from disaster to distraction, responding to many crises but preventing few. Its influence in Washington, and American diplomatic influence […]

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Obama’s Chance to Revisit Kenya

From The New York Times By JOHNNIE CARSON and MARK BELLAMYJULY 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — This weekend, President Obama begins a visit to two pivotal African nations: Ethiopia, a semi-authoritarian state, and Kenya, a fragile democracy. Both have rapidly growing economies. Both are battling the virulent Shabab terrorist insurgency. The visit to Kenya has special […]

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Ambassador David Shinn Says Jeffrey Smith’s Article in Foreignpolicy.com on Ethiopia Has ‘Blatant Errors’

From Ambassador Shinn’s Blog Criticism of President Obama’s Visit to Ethiopia Foreign Policy published on 8 July 2015 a commentary titled “Obama Should Stay Away from Ethiopia” by Jeffrey Smith and Mohammed Ademo.  Highly critical of President Obama’s upcoming visit to Ethiopia, the analysis contains a combination of legitimate criticism and blatant errors. The piece says […]

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SENATORS CONCERNED WITH “MILITARIZATION OF US FOREIGN POLICY IN AFRICA”

From Foreign Policy  Senators voiced frustrations with the US government’s activities in Africa, and asked State Department and Pentagon officials if the fight against terrorism on the continent is undermining support for good governance. During a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) used part of his question time to highlight what he […]

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