The US has become addicted to private military contractors mainly because they provide “plausible deniability” in the so-called war on terror.
What the John F. Kennedy assassination records reveal about US interests in “the Near East and Africa” six decades ago.
Nadia Sayed assesses the Black Lives Matter movement two years after mass protests erupted following the assassination of George Floyd. We share a talk she gave at Marxism festival in London in July 2022, which is based on her article for the International Socialism Journal. Defending the movement’s achievements while considering its weaknesses, Sayed argues that mobilising the power of the working class is crucial to ensuring that Black Lives Matter is not merely a moment but the beginning of a movement that delivers fundamental change.
People are waiting for the Supreme Court to drop the other shoe and rule that other civil rights are not protected by 14th the Amendment.
The harrowing execution of Patrick Lyoya, a Congolese refugee in Michigan, and the unfulfilled promise of resettlement in America.
After 9/11, the focus of US policy towards immigrants and visitors turned sharply against Africans even though to date no African has been implicated in a terrorist attack on US soil.
As Africans, we are going to have to come up with our own mechanisms for dealing with the accountability of our leaders and managing conflicts when they take place.
Elite schools in the US continue to place a premium on institutions, not ideas. Where you went to school is what matters.
Twenty years later, the US has little to show for its massive investment of trillions of dollars and the countless lives lost. Its defeat in Afghanistan may yet prove more consequential than 9/11.
Would US-Kenya relations be significantly different today had the al-Qaeda attacks not taken place?
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Ambassador Robert Godec is a seasoned veteran of Kenyan post-2007 politics.