Tuesday, 21 February 2017

African Defence and Sovereignty in Dangerous Foreign Hands


Presidents Bush and Obama understood the strategic need to follow any and every activity in Africa. President Bush created AFRICOM and President Obama made sure the African Command had a more relevant presence in the continent. Now we just need to see if the Trump Administration understands the importance of continuing the legacy of the two previous administrations when it comes to Africa-oriented policy.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The EU's Self-Isolation, Isolating Palestine and Ecdysis


This week we will discuss three ongoing cases of Isolation: the EU isolating itself from the rest of the world; the isolation of the Palestinian Cause and the Isolation that leads to the destruction of the enemy.

The European Union's self-Isolation

The EU is having a hard time adjusting to the new era. In a Brexit and Trump era, the Union is refusing to think outside the box; it rejects the idea of acting differently, of acting according to the people's wishes, simply because the biggest surviving socialist project ever (a successful one, that is) cannot move beyond ideology and corruption.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Sahel: Regional Security Update



By Scott Morgan

Just how bad is the current security situation in the Sahel? We don’t generally hear about the situation in the region until one Islamist Group launches an attack against either Government troops of one of the States or a Western Interest in the region. For example, recent attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso generated substantial press coverage.

Friday, 10 February 2017