Africa: Tomorrow’s Battlefield

The Afro-Middle East Centre hosted seminar entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Battlefield: US proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa’ by Nick Turse, at the University of Johannesburg, on the 2 February 2016. The seminar was about his reporting on the US military’s expansion into Africa and the proliferation of its secret missions on the continent. Turse’s reporting…

America’s Renegade Warfare

Claiming the right to launch preemptive wars and fighting an ill-defined “global war on terror,” the U.S. government has slaughtered vast numbers of civilians in defiance of international law. Nicolas J S Davies Seventy-seven million people in North and South Korea find themselves directly in the line of fire from the threat of a Second…

Africa and the Ever-Expanding ‘War on Terror’

In the shadows, the U.S. special operations war on “terrorists” keeps on expanding around the globe, now reaching into Africa where few detectable American “interests” exist. Jonathan Marshall If national-security reporters are ever replaced by robots writing boilerplate stories, blame it on the fact that U.S. military policy has become so predictable and repetitive. Consider…

Libya: The Failed State

Wayne Madsen Libya, once the gem for high-living standards in Africa, is today a failed state. Thanks to the discordant foreign policy of President Barack Obama and his secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Libya is now a country plagued by rival governments, gangs of terrorist marauders, human smuggling syndicates, and a collapsing…

Pentagon Explanations for Niger Operations Cannot Conceal Strategic Interests

Abayomi Azikiwe Internationalist 360° Almost on a daily basis the recounting of circumstances involving the killings of four United States Green Berets in the West African state of Niger has shifted. Even senior members of the Senate have stated that they had no idea that Pentagon troops were conducting offensive operations in the country. Niger,…