Africa / Blog

Africa's Fiery Heart

It might be hard to fathom a political crisis in somewhere that is often dubbed “The Warm Heart of Africa”; yet recent months have seen just that.

Blog / Russia and Eurasia

Putin's G8 Snub: Much Ado About Nothing

Two weeks ago, US President Barack Obama hosted the G8 summit at Camp David consisting of the heads of state of the world’s eight largest economies. However, this time there was a notable absentee, newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin who opted not to attend.

Africa / Blog

Two Sudans Don't Make A Right

After decades of conflict, only the naïve could have thought last year’s independence for South Sudan would have been the end of conflict between the largely Arab Muslim north and the African Christian south.