The West African Front of the New Cold War Might Soon Heat Up

The West African Front of the New Cold War Might Soon Heat Up

In all likelihood, observers should expect that a fierce “shadow war” will be waged between the unipolar and multipolar blocs across West Africa in the coming future. West Africa isn’t generally thought of in the context of the New Cold War between US-led unipolar liberal-globalists (ULG) and the jointly Russian- and Chinese-led multipolar conservative-sovereigntists (MCS),…

Operation Barkhane Will Embrace the Lead from Behind Stratagem

Operation Barkhane Will Embrace the Lead from Behind Stratagem

French President Macron’s recent announcement that he’ll be ending his country’s Operation Barkhane in West Africa’s Sahel region came with the caveat that France isn’t fully withdrawing from its anti-terrorist mission there, but is simply transforming the nature of its military presence in a manner that will be clarified later this month but will likely…

The Improvement of Russian-Togolese Relations Is a Multipolar Masterstroke

The Improvement of Russian-Togolese Relations Is a Multipolar Masterstroke

Togo’s Growing Geostrategic Significance Most people across the world have never heard of the narrow West African state of Togo, or if they have, then they regard it as an impoverished and geostrategically insignificant country. While it’s true that Togo is among the poorest nations in the world, its geostrategic profile is rapidly raising as…

The Burkinabe Time Bomb Is About To Blow, and It Might Take Down West Africa

The Burkinabe Time Bomb Is About To Blow, and It Might Take Down West Africa

The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso is a time bomb that’s about to explode as evidenced by the drastic increase in terrorist-related violence there over the past year and its attendant humanitarian consequences, yet both the region and the rest of the world as a whole seem powerless to prevent what the UN…

The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle is the New “Syraq”

The Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger Border Triangle is the New “Syraq”

Terrorist groups in West Africa are dangerously trying to transplant the “Syraq” model of transnational destabilization to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger border triangle in order to turn it into a similarly lawless region like the frontier between those two aforementioned Mideast states used to be during the height of Daesh’s so-called “caliphate”, with this terrifying development…

AFRICOM: A Neocolonial Occupation Force?

AFRICOM: A Neocolonial Occupation Force?

Amid the George HW Bush imperial death-orgy, the endless saga of Midtown Mussolini’s daily news cycle, the seemingly unprecedented political upsurge in France, and countless other show-stopping news stories, you likely missed three very sad, yet revealing, incidents out of the Sahel region of West-Central Africa. First, on November 18th, a massive offensive against a…