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Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
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The Sept. 11 bombings killed almost 3,000 Americans. But if you exclude that unique event for the last two decades of terrorist activity, a different picture of US vulnerability appears.
Should South Africa’s military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
A shared commitment to democracy was always key to the India-US relationship – until Trump. A foreign policy expert explains what’s on the agenda for Trump’s trip to India and what’s missing.
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By inciting religious hatred, the recent attacks in Sri Lanka appear to have more in common with Al-Qaeda than past ethno-religious violence, which has sought specific political change.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
Despite the publication of promising new statistics on referrals to the Prevent counter-terrorism programme, the strategy remains a blunt instrument.
Sensationalist media coverage serves the Islamic State’s objective by pitting Muslims and non-Muslims against one another.
The build-up of foreign armed forces does not bode well for the citizens of Niger.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new “risks”, and thus creating more insecurity.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government’s plans for stability and prosperity.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn’t mean a global insurgency is underway.
What lies ahead for IS after Mosul, Raqqa and tens of thousands of casualties?