Posts Tagged: China

November 6, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: A Lecture by Ambassador Ranneberger

U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: A Lecture by Ambassador Ranneberger

Topic of Discussion: “U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities” In June, the Obama administration released an extensive document outlining its U.S. strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa. In it, President Obama points out that the continent is: However, many argue that U.S.-Africa relations have not been prioritized. Cynics say that the U.S. only took notice of... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2012
On Election Day the Eyes of the World Turn to America: What Does the U.S. Presidential Election Meanto an International Audience?  

On Election Day the Eyes of the World Turn to America: What Does the U.S. Presidential Election Meanto an International Audience?  

Foreign policy plays a significant role in U.S. presidential elections. Many argue that the foreign agenda is the only one that a sitting president can implement without having to go through the labyrinth of politics and the checks and balances of the democratic system. As a testament to this importance, the final presidential debate in... Read more »

May 4, 2012
A Melancholic Day: World Press Freedom in the Horn of AfricaBumps in the Road Ahead

A Melancholic Day: World Press Freedom in the Horn of AfricaBumps in the Road Ahead

On World Press Freedom day, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its annual list of the best and worst countries as it relates to press freedom. The usual suspects, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea, were singled out in a list of the 10 worst countries for censorship. Many other African countries received failing marks. Since, in most cases, national security... Read more »