China Sending Infantry Battalion to South Sudan

Aljazeera asked me on 21 June 2014 to comment on the decision by China to send an infantry battal-ion of 850 troops to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. I explained that these additional troops would join some 350 non-combat Chinese troops who have been part...

Egypt Gets Muscular Over Nile Dam

CAIRO, Mar 21 2014 (IPS) – When Egypt’s then-president Mohamed Morsi said in June 2013 that “all options” including military intervention, were on the table if Ethiopia continued to develop dams on the Nile River, many dismissed it as posturing. But experts...