Sudan is Indispensable to China’s Silk Road Vision for Africa
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Sudan is Indispensable to China’s Silk Road Vision for Africa

The news that China will build a railway from the Red Sea city of Port Sudan to the Chadian capital of N’Djamena proves just how serious Beijing is about pioneering a transcontinental Sahelian-Saharan Silk Road to more easily connect Africa’s largest country of Nigeria to the Eurasian landmass, bringing with it plenty of multipolar opportunities…

The Charge of the Light Brigade – Britain Goes Full Circle on Russophobia
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The Charge of the Light Brigade – Britain Goes Full Circle on Russophobia

The classic British anti-war film The Charge of the Light Brigade will be fifty years old next year. Who would have thought the crude Russophobia of the 1850s, which Tony Richardson expertly satirized, would be back in vogue half a century later? The idea history is cyclical and not linear is probably not disproved by…

US Enemy List: Prospects and Perspectives
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US Enemy List: Prospects and Perspectives

Introduction For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of ‘enemy countries’ to confront, attack, weaken and overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow ‘enemy countries’ operated at various levels of intensity, depending on two considerations: the level of priority and the degree of vulnerability for a ‘regime change’ operation. The criteria for determining an…