During the "scramble for Africa" at the end of the 19th century, Germany had entered the game partly for economic and partly for geopolitical reasons.
The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.
Analysts of the West Papua conflict have observed an escalation in violent incidents through the year, with a pronounced uptick since May. Journalists and members of the West Papua community themselves have previously warned that the situation is deteriorating.
Are we being dragged into a war whose means violate the Geneva Conventions? It is hard not to answer that question in anything but the affirmative.
The capture and detention of former President Laurent Gbagbo ends last week's military standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, but innumerable challenges remain.
Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.
Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.
Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti this morning after a seven-year period of exile in South Africa.
Wikileaks is the gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of surprises for politicians and statespersons worldwide. Now it is Peru's turn.
The legal battle brings to light the tug of war between the sovereignty of an independent nation and the infringement of that right under corporate globalization.