- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wrote about his mixed feelings about Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi in March, but one thing he does share with the Libyan leader is the conviction that his political enemies are totally stoned:
In a lengthy statement, Mr. Museveni accused opposition leaders – especially his perennial bête-noire Dr. Kizza Besigye – of using a spate of recent protests over surging living costs as cover to try to create chaos in the country.
“They want to ignite riots using drug-users or even hired groups to loot the property of the [civilians],” Museveni said.
Besigye was once Museveni’s field doctor during their days as rebel fighters, but is now the main threat to his former friend’s 25-year presidency. Michael Wilkerson discussed Uganda’s unrest on Passport last month.