The bleak future of elections in Sub-Saharan Africa
Opinion

The bleak future of elections in Sub-Saharan Africa

2015/16 witnessed two remarkable cases in which elections were prevented from occurring in Sub-Saharan African countries. These instances are special because they can serve as a blueprint for future attempts to forestall elections completely without violating ostensibe democratic principles. The Western world just gazes but hardly attempts to change the outcome. So what am I … Continue reading

Meddling in Domestic Affairs: Insurgencies as Political Tool
Opinion

Meddling in Domestic Affairs: Insurgencies as Political Tool

Nowadays, it seems to be that we are witnessing a time in which it becomes difficult to separate purely domestic insurgencies from international conflicts. The Hezbollah in Lebanon, rebels in Lughansk and Donetsk in Ukraine, the Taliban and the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, the Contras in Nicaragua, the UNLA in Uganda, the FARC in Colombia … Continue reading