Category : Foreign Policy Analysis


Namibia: Beware the new scramble for Africa under the guise of reparations for colonial atrocities.

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June 10th, 2021

By David Monyae Is the German government’s apology to Namibia’s Herero and Nama people for the 1904-1907 genocide just another way to make inroads into the neo-colonialism project through grossly one-sided and unapologetically unfair bilateral and multilateral agreements leveraged off legacy partnerships? “Inkukhu iyawusola umgqhakazo” – Isisho sesiZulu (“The hen is suspicious of the mielies” […]

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Revisionism: In this analysis essay, Frank Gavin emphasizes the importance of taking a second look at history and challenging our assumptions about the past.

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June 8th, 2021

By Frank Gavin Scholarship is not only about discovery of the new. It is also about challenging the old, or rather, what we think we already know. This can be difficult, even controversial, and never more so than when the subject being reexamined and revised is our own history. It is easy to forget that history is […]

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China’s Donation of Covid-19 Vaccine to Uganda Re-Affirms Beijing’s Philosophy of a Shared future for Prosperity.

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March 5th, 2021

By Ssemanda Allawi, China’s gesture to donate 300,000 doses of Covid-19 Sinovac Vaccine to Uganda is a great gesture and should be hailed. This life saving donation announced by Chinese special representative H.E Yang Jiechi comes in at a time when the world is faced with shortage of vaccine with rich and developed countries embracing […]

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Africa’s friendship for China goes beyond economic and development cooperation.

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February 20th, 2021

By Azhar Azam The Africa-China cooperation is described as a relationship between two partners in which Africa wants to gain from China’s development model and circumvent western pressure, to make political and economic reforms such as infamous structural adjustment, through Chinese soft lending and unconditional access to expertise. China is a most reliable African ally […]

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Outside Powers Are Making the Conflict in the Central African Republic Worse

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January 23rd, 2021

Proxy wars pitting France and Chad against Russia and Rwanda threaten to destabilize the entire region while subjecting Central Africans to more violence and instability. By John A. Lechner, Alexandra Lamarche. BANGUI, Central African Republic—Citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) went to the polls on Dec. 27 to select their next president and legislature. […]

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Biden Can Redefine U.S-China Policy; But he Must Avoid Doubling Down Trump’s Predominance in Asia.

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November 20th, 2020

Analysis by Allawi Ssemanda and Aziz Kalisa. Vice President Joe Biden talks with Chinese Vice President Xi and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during a luncheon at the State Department, in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. Curtesy Photo. For a number of years, United Sates of America (U.S) and China relations has been worsening. […]

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Global Governance: Erdogan Is Creating a New World Order in Which Turkey Is Rising Star

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November 5th, 2020

By Ssemanda Allawi, Marvin Saasi and Emmanuel Mukiibi Anyone is hoping for a turnabout in International Policy that would bend Erdogan’s will has received his loud and clear message: Turkey will be everywhere and nobody will stop it. Turkey’s move to continue with its oil exploration in areas of the East Mediterranean which are laimed […]

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Seven Years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How are Developing Countries Benefiting?

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October 16th, 2020

By Ssemanda Allawi. In 2013 – seven years ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping gave a set of speeches where he announced the proposal of the now famous Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Xi delivered the first speech about BRI during his visit in Kazakhstan, elaborating his desire and vision of restoring the ancient silk road which […]

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Joe Biden can display a new diplomacy-first US foreign policy by re-engaging Cuba

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September 15th, 2020

By John McAuliff. Five years ago, I stood in a mostly Cuban crowd outside of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, excitedly watching our flag raised for the first time in 54 years. Two hours later, I was at a celebratory party at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, a beautiful building purportedly designed, but never used, as a winter White […]

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How to manufacture a ‘new cold war’ with China

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August 27th, 2020

By Rachel Esplin Odell. In recent months, many observers have sounded the alarm that hardening U.S. policy toward China could provoke a “new cold war.” As I wrote with my colleague, Quincy Institute Deputy Director of Research and Policy Stephen Wertheim in the New York Times, hawkish members of the Trump administration are using the current pandemic as an opportunity to launch a long-desired […]

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