Howard W. French


Howard W. French is a columnist at Foreign Policy, a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a longtime foreign correspondent. His latest book is Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War.

Articles by Howard W. French
Students sit at desks in a classroom.
Students sit at desks in a classroom.
A black and white photo shows a younger Queen Elizabeth II shaking hands with people in traditional dress in Ghana.
A black and white photo shows a younger Queen Elizabeth II shaking hands with people in traditional dress in Ghana.
A view through an open, barred iron gate shows a courtyard.
A view through an open, barred iron gate shows a courtyard.
People sit atop a yellow billboard featuring a photo of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress logo, and the slogan "Vote for Jobs, Peace and Freedom."
People sit atop a yellow billboard featuring a photo of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress logo, and the slogan "Vote for Jobs, Peace and Freedom."
A Taiwanese military outpost on Shi islet is seen past anti-landing spikes placed along the coast of Lieyu island on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands, which lie just 2 miles from the coast of mainland China, on Aug. 10.
A Taiwanese military outpost on Shi islet is seen past anti-landing spikes placed along the coast of Lieyu island on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands, which lie just 2 miles from the coast of mainland China, on Aug. 10.
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