I’ve been on a bit of a world music kick recently, thanks in no small part to blogs like African Gospel Church and Dream Beach Records, both depositories of unusual and danceable tunes from obscure corners of the globe. It was on the latter that I came across one of the most unusual (and catchiest-sounding) [...]
NYT reporter shares what he learned from his experience as a captive in Libya last month.
Texas congressman explains why he thinks President Obama was wrong for bringing the U.S. into the Libyan conflict.
Council on Foreign Relations president describes why he believes the U.S. has made a mistake by escalating its goals in the Libyan conflict.
Foreign policy expert Richard Haass talks to Tavis tonight about the role of the United States in the Libyan conflict. “I believe we made a mistake by escalating our goals,” says the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Very quickly we took diplomacy off the board. We were left then with either sanctions… or [...]
Outspoken Qaddafi critic, son of a Libyan political dissident and noted novelist explains why the West’s past embrace of Libya’s leader constituted ‘diplomatic negligence.’
Johannesburg native and writer-director of the Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema comments on life in South Africa after Nelson Mandela.
This is an excerpt from a post first published at the Progressive Policy Institute. Millions of Sudanese have just finished voting in their country’s first multiparty elections in 24 years. Election officials estimate that, in a relatively peaceful process, turnout of registered voters exceeded 70 percent nationwide, including up to 55 percent in one state [...]
This post is from Reese’s travels to Somalia. The East African nation has been devastated by factional fighting that has lasted for two decades and has been without a functioning central government since 1991. About 1.5 million of Somalia’s people are internally displaced. The sun burned my skin through my t-shirt and the ocean wind [...]
This excerpt is from a post first published at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Powell is blogging while in South Africa. GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – Here in South Africa, the downfall of apartheid, the first multi-racial election in 1993 and the victory at the ballot box of the formerly outlawed African National Congress remains [...]