Tag: Sudan

Has The World Been Ignoring An Almost Decade-Long “African Spring”?

The announcement that Algerian President Bouteflika won’t run for re-election but will instead postpone the upcoming vote until the conclusion of his recently decreed comprehensive constitutional reform process represented the eighth non-electoral regime change in Africa in as many years, making one wonder whether the world has been ignoring an […]

Trump’s “Prosper Africa” Strategy Is An Admission Of Defeat But Also A Wily Trap

National Security Advisor John Bolton recently announced the Trump Administration’s new “Prosper Africa” strategy, which is basically a tacit admission of defeat acknowledging that the US’ objectives there haven’t been achieved since the end of the Old Cold War, but it’s also a wily trap for encouraging China and Russia […]

Russia’s Railroad Expertise Could Reshape African Geopolitics

Sudan’s proposal to have Russian companies help construct the East-West and North-South Trans-African Railways could reshape African geopolitics if Moscow succeeds in leveraging its possibly newfound strategic position in this sphere to “balance” between the two emerging blocs in the modern-day “Scramble for Africa”.   Sudan just proposed during an […]

Trump’s Taking Putin’s Earlier ICC Moves To A Qualitatively New Level

President Putin’s decision to remove Russia from the International Criminal Court in 2016 over its hyper-politicized reports about the country’s activities during the 2008 peace-enforcement operation against Georgia and 2014 reunification with Crimea inadvertently gave “normative legitimacy” to Trump leaving the organization too, though Moscow could never have expected that […]

Egypt’s President Sisi Has No Trouble Winning “Elections” But He Must Work to Win Back Egypt’s Status as A Major Arab Power

Votes are currently being tallied in an Egyptian Presidential election whose foregone conclusion will make the incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s inevitable victory something of an anti-climax. His only opponent Moussa Mostafa Moussa was himself a Sisi supporter, thus making the election more of a referendum on Sisi’s rule than anything else. Throwing […]