Encircling Empire: Report #18—Elections, Independence, Counterinsurgency

Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period, providing links and representative extracts or key passages from each resource, usually focusing on certain countries/continents and/or processes in each report. The focus of the reports ranges from imperialism discussed in broad strokes, to specific facets of… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #18—Elections, Independence, Counterinsurgency

Zimbabwe: “Keep your money, keep your power, and keep away from us”

A lot of people really do not like Robert Mugabe. Now, moving on to matters of interest and importance…. The Problem of Defiance “Mugabe Remains Defiant,” read the subtitle of a cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, from July 14, 2009, written by U.S. Ambassador Gene Cretz, and published by WikiLeaks. (A lot… Read More Zimbabwe: “Keep your money, keep your power, and keep away from us”