Horn of Africa
Drug wars, missing money, and a phantom $500 million Pentagon watchdog calls out two commands for financial alfeasance
Even if some are admitted to the U.S. this week, many more are suffering from drought and conflict amid Trump's immigration ban.
 Geoffrey Aronson, “China to open its first naval base in Africa,” Aljazeera, December 22, 2015.  Nick Turse, "The
Kismayo, the capital of the southern-most province of Somalia, was recovered from the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization in
Conflict and fragility reverse hard-won development gains. It takes a high economic toll globally -- about $14.3 trillion
The year 2015 saw a Kenyan government unable to keep its citizenry safe and secure largely because of its inability to maintain a competent, well-armed, well-equipped and professional law enforcement and security apparatus.
Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?
Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.
As nationalism may seduce the masses, so may vanity have the same effect upon individual diplomats engaged in conflict resolution. While some may debate what strategic interests, conspiracies or prejudices are at play in motivating policy, too frequently it may be the egos of the personalities involved.
Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.