Russia’s Wagner Group has its eyes on Mali. It fits a pattern of Russian interference in Africa.
A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach.
U.S. allies have already taken the initiative on regional issues. Insisting on a package deal could permanently derail nuclear talks.
Africa’s regional organizations won’t be taken seriously if they regularly denounce military juntas while tolerating constitutional coups.
A coup in Guinea, one of the world’s top bauxite producers, has spooked an already jittery market.
The Israeli government is ramping up its rhetoric, but political and military constraints are too great.
Washington’s focus on stability over human rights is alienating Africa’s youth.
Iran cheered the U.S. withdrawal but is nervously hedging its bets with the Taliban.
The world turned a blind eye to former President Alpha Condé’s abuses.
But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran develops nukes.