Buhari’s Nigeria vs Boko Haram: the Bloodshed Continue Amid World Powers Indifference

While the world is outraged by the Paris attacks, no one seems to remember that the IS threat is wider than our TV broadcasters says and Nigeria is the best example. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS in March 2015 and vowed to continue its terror campaign against the Nigerian government. The group is responsible … Continue reading Buhari’s Nigeria vs Boko Haram: the Bloodshed Continue Amid World Powers Indifference

IS Strength is Proportional to our Weakness

The recent Paris attacks have opened a series of questions on security and the real strength of IS. However, one clear fact is in front of our eyes: IS strength is proportional to our weakness. World powers division over Syria has just highlighted how easy is for groups like IS to increase their force and … Continue reading IS Strength is Proportional to our Weakness

Buhari’s Legacy: The difficult task of bringing a nation together

Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 2015, after the historic victory over the People’s Democratic Party of rival and ex President Jonathan Goodluck. The victory of Muhammadu Buhari has been hailed as a major turning point in Nigerian and African politics. For the first time … Continue reading Buhari’s Legacy: The difficult task of bringing a nation together

US-Cuba Thaw, 2nd Round: Formalising Intentions, Testing Obstacles Ahead

The meeting between US President Barak Obama and the Cuban leader Raul Castro, held in Panama during the Summit of the Americas, was the first formal talks between the two countries in more than fifty years. The talks follow up the historic thaw announced in December 2014 when both leaders agreed it was time to … Continue reading US-Cuba Thaw, 2nd Round: Formalising Intentions, Testing Obstacles Ahead

India-US Relations: A common goal may not be enough

The relations between US and India have not always been easy but without doubt the two countries are increasingly looking at strengthening their partnership. Although they still maintain some differences, it is a common strategic interest that is bringing them together. Key recent developments include the rapid growth of India's economy and bilateral trade, the … Continue reading India-US Relations: A common goal may not be enough

Syriza’s Victory: Change Ahead for European Politics.

The victory of Syriza and of its leader Alexis Tsipras has an important significance well beyond Greece and the EU legacy. For the first time in decades a real left-wing party is in government, signaling a change in European politics that is going to have repercussions in other EU member states. The reasons of its growth … Continue reading Syriza’s Victory: Change Ahead for European Politics.

Plots, party purges and political slander in Zanu-PF: what game is Mugabe playing?

The question of succession emerged following inevitable natural courses and political necessities of the ruling party. Mugabe is now 90 and is very unlikely that due to health problems will be able to maintain power at the next presidential elections in 2018. On the other, the possible scenario of a sudden incapacity of Mugabe to … Continue reading Plots, party purges and political slander in Zanu-PF: what game is Mugabe playing?