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Arman Sidhu

Arman Sidhu is an American educator and political writer based in Phoenix, Arizona. His work has previously appeared in The Diplomat, Mic, Economic & Political Weekly, and the Foreign Policy Journal, among others.

Rwanda’s Vision 2020: Fruition or Failure?

cc ITU Pictures, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Rwandan economic miracle is not without its costs.

Modi Doctrine and the Future of Indo-African Ties

ModiAfrica, cc Flickr Narendra Modi, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Exploring the motivations and interests behind India’s re-engagement with Africa under Prime Minister Modi.

Assessing France’s Future in the Sahel

Bakhane, cc Flickr US Army Africa, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Despite some early successes for France’s counterterrorism intervention in the Sahel, the operation is now at risk of falling apart.

The Botswana Blueprint: Still a Model for Africa’s Development?

Botswana, cc Flickr UNCTAD, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Botswana has long been viewed as a democratic exemplar on the continent, but its reputation is now being challenged.

Nigeria’s Winding Road to Recovery

Buhari Poster in Nigeria, cc Flickr Clara Sanchiz, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Will President Buhari’s economic legacy be “digital pioneer” or “purveyor of a lost decade”?

Russia’s Revanchist Reach in Africa

Putin Speech at Russia-Africa summit, modified, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/61891, cc kremlin.ru

After decades of being relegated to the sidelines, Russia is deepening its political, economic, and military engagement with African countries.

Mozambique: Democracy in Distress

FrelimoPosters, cc Flickr Andrew Moore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The peace process involving Mozambique’s rival political factions is at risk of breaking down, with development of its substantial energy resources hanging in the balance.

AfCFTA: Potential Problems for a Single-Market Africa

KENYA, Mombasa: Photograph taken by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT) 31 July shows a general view of Mombasa Port on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. MANDATORY CREDIT: MEAACT PHOTO / STUART PRICE., modified, Flickr, MEAACT Kenya, public domain

Signing the landmark agreement was a relatively simple exercise; the true test is yet to come.

Navigating Zimbabwe’s Troubled Transition

Zim2, cc Flickr Zimbabwean-eyes, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Zimbabwe’s new leaders are implementing an ambitious reform platform to right some of the policy wrongs of the Mugabe era. But patience is running thin among the country’s long-suffering population.

Privatization: A Panacea for the South Africa Economy?

Rama, cc Flickr ITU Pictures, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, modified

Privatization is often cited as a cure-all for South Africa’s lumbering state-owned sector. But any progress will be slow given the entrenched interests involved.

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