Malik Ibrahim

DRC: Cutting off Kabila’s Cobalt Fix

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Joseph Kabila has promised new elections, but recent moves regarding the DRC’s mining code suggest he may have other plans.

Somaliland’s Fading Chance for Recognition

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Recent polls in Somaliland will go down as a lost chance for greater international recognition.

America’s Self-Defeating Sahel Strategy

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Washington must look at the bigger picture if it wants to contain terrorism in the Sahel region.

Historical Holocaust: Daesh’s Lasting Legacy

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Daesh’s wanton destruction of cultural relics helped fray the national fabric of countries like Syria and Iraq. It’s now up to the international community to help mend them.

Macron’s Africa Conundrum

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To reverse his early missteps on Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron should focus on development challenges. Remittance fees would be a good place to start.

Why is Africa Silent about Jospeh Kabila?

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The African Union is letting Joseph Kabila get away with flouting the DRC’s constitution.

Lessons from Zika and Ebola: Global Health is a Defense Issue

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Health cuts in the United States risk hampering the world’s response to the next big pandemic.

Arab League Summit: King Abdullah’s Delicate Balancing Act

King Abdullah captured at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East held at the Dead Sea in Jordan 18-20 May 2007. Copyright [http://www.weforum.org World Economic Forum] ([http://www.weforum.org www.weforum.org])

King Abdullah’s position isn’t as secure as some Western leaders might assume.

The Middle East’s Patriarchies Begin to Crack

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Women’s rights are making some gains in the long male-dominated societies of the Middle East.

Is the International Criminal Court Finished?

Logo of International Criminal Court

In an unprecedented move, three African countries have voted to leave the ICC. Is this the beginning of the end of international jurisprudence?

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