international relations

How the EU Can Better Avoid Bankrolling Authoritarianism

Debates on the conditionality of EU funds have risen up the EU agenda and will not go away anytime soon. The issue...

Washington And The Inconvenient Genocide in South Sudan

The Trump and Biden administrations both declared China’s treatment of the Uighurs to be genocide. But the U.S. government has never applied...

DIA SEMINAR: John Campbell on Nigeria and the Nation-State

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA SEMINAR SERIES EPISODE 2: THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021 1:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm UK/6:00pm Nigeria TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

The Aid Debate: Time for Donors to Drop President Museveni

As the results from the Ugandan elections were announced, there was an overwhelming sense of dejà-vu.  President Yoweri Museveni, in power for...

#BookClub: What Britain Did to Nigeria

Four months ago, Nigeria celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. At that moment Nigeria reached “half-time” and has now...

Open for Business – but not Democracy: Zimbabwe’s Foreign Policy under...

In late November 2017 Zimbabwe’s, securocrats replaced the nonagenarian Robert Gabriel Mugabe with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa, declaring Zimbabwe ‘open for...

When diplomacy becomes appeasement – a view from Canada

Leading up to the recent vote on non-permanent members to the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked with Rwandan President...

A response to Nic Cheeseman on authoritarian aid

Nic Cheeseman has written an interesting article about the current crisis in Ethiopia and its implications for development funding. It contains some...

Trump enables occupation and threatens peace prospects in Western Sahara

The Trump administration’s announcement on December 10th 2020 that the USA recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara disregards international...
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The Battle of Mekelle and Its Implications for Ethiopia

On November 28, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed congratulated the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) for seizing control of Mekelle, the capital...