Somalia War Intensifies While Horn of Africa Nation on Verge of Famine

United States Navy Seal killed in military operation outside Mogadishu signals deeper Pentagon involvement By AbayomiAzikiwe Internationalist 360° On May 5 the role of Pentagon forces inside the Horn of Africa nations of Somalia was further exposed when Navy Seal chief petty officer Kyle Miliken reportedly died in a gun battle with al-Shabaab fighters. This…

US Doesn’t Need Ethiopia in its War on Terror in the Horn of Africa

By Alemayehu Mariam Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Middle East and Africa to “reaffirm key U.S. military alliances” and engage with strategic partners.” Mattis only visited the tiny nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa where the U.S. maintains its largest military base. Ethiopia was conspicuously absent from the…

America’s Imperial War Drive and the Contemporary African Crisis

From the Cameroon and Somalia to South Africa and Zimbabwe neo-colonialism remains a major impediment to genuine development and stability. Author’s Note: This address was delivered at the Detroit branch of Workers World Party public forum held on Sat. April 22, 2017. The event examined various anti-imperialist struggles taking placed around the world from the…

NATO’s Emerging Outsourced Eastern Flank

Wayne Madsen A series of moves by NATO’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) partner, the United Arab Emirates, has many observers in the Indian Ocean littoral nations wondering out loud whether the «North Atlantic» military pact is moving into the Indian Ocean and Arabian Peninsula, courtesy of an «outsourcing» deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

When Daesh is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Editorial Comment: The suppression of academics is the first phase in the process of cultural genocide. Following empire’s implacable campaigns of assassination, political persecution and ideological cleansing, leading  intellectuals and visionaries in the MENA region have been marginalized and largely silenced. The result is tragic and immediate, but the negative repercussions will extend well into the…

US Expands, Escalates War Against Somalia

By Abayomi Azikiwe Internationalist 360° United States President Donald Trump has pledged to intensify the war against the people of Somalia which has gone on for decades. This latest manifestation of Washington’s intervention in the oil-rich Horn of Africa state came in the form of an executive order granting the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) greater…