The BRICS group is important to China because it is the rising power’s first successful effort to build its own global network with powerful non-Western countries.
Amid the pressure to respond to the anguish, the United States is right not to overdo its counterterrorism assistance to Abuja. As has become an unfortunate pattern where terrorism is concerned, officials might reinforce the root of the problem in their impulse to hack off the branch.
It has become clear that, other than large territories and populations, the BRICs have little in common.
The EU is unveiling a number of new initiatives to improve its approach to peace building. But it still needs to do more to tackle the deep-rooted causes of conflict.
While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.
The whole notion of volunteering in Rwanda fits with the awakening of civil society and the desire by communities to determine their own destinies.
Nearly every country facing an extremist insurgency is run by a kleptocratic clique. Corruption, in other words, has security implications.
In recent weeks, a Nigerian official went on record alleging that some $20 billion of his country’s oil revenue had gone missing in just the past 18 months.
China’s rapid development can offer inspiration and direction for Africans, but Africa’s leaders must translate the lessons of China’s experience into a path that fits local contexts.
Mandela was the avatar of an era that reminded the world that history is made by men and women of courage and that it can dismiss in the blinking of an eye all that seems unchanging.