Biden at Six Months: How Successful Is His Foreign Policy?
Foreign Policy asked nine global experts for their takes on the administration’s agenda.
To Win Friends and Influence People, America Should Learn From the CCP
Beijing’s development projects are flashy, fast, and relevant. Why aren’t Washington’s?
Ethiopia’s Problems Stem From Internal Colonialism
Robert Kaplan’s selective reading of history bolsters proponents of a centralized state while ignoring the legitimacy of federalists’ demands.
Is South Africa’s Unrest an Insurrection?
President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the violence is politically motivated, but it looks more like an uprising of the poor and unemployed.
South Africa’s Twin Crises Are Feeding Each Other
Political chaos is worsening the third wave of the coronavirus.
U.S. Quietly Gives Up on South Sudan War Crimes Court
Six years after Washington gave $5 million to set up a war crimes court, nothing has happened.
South Africa Needs the UAE’s Help to Fight Corruption
The Emirati government should extradite the Gupta brothers. Sheltering them risks damaging its diplomatic and financial reputation.
Biden to Ship Millions of Vaccines to Africa
The United States will donate 25 million doses as African countries reel from a third wave of COVID-19.
South Sudan’s Lost Decade
Ten years after independence, Africa’s youngest country remains mired in conflict and poverty.
Russian Mercenaries in Africa Aren’t Just There for the Money
Moscow’s geopolitical moves are driving murderous private actors.
Ethiopia’s Problems Aren’t Postcolonial
The country seems on the verge of falling apart. Here’s why it won’t.
Zuma’s Arrest Is a Victory for the Rule of Law in South Africa
By imprisoning a former president, the country has set an example for constitutional democracies across the world.
Succession in South Sudan
America’s greatest success story in Africa has degenerated into its biggest failure.
France Bids Adieu to Its Military Mission in West Africa
But banishing the neocolonial approach is easier said than done.
Nigeria’s Government Failings Are Fueling Separatist Movements
The center needs to address concerns, not arrest dissidents.
Beijing Eyes New Military Bases Across the Indo-Pacific
Tanzania, Cambodia, and the UAE are on China’s wish list—and now Kiribati, within striking distance of Hawaii.
Somaliland’s Strategic Case for Independence
Lacking formal international recognition, the territory is seeking to make its mark through infrastructure deals and bilateral ties with key global powers.
Russia’s Wagner Group Doesn’t Actually Exist
And that makes it all the more challenging to get to grips with.