Archives for March 2012

US not furthering their interests in Africa? Don’t be naive

“…Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market…” – National Energy Policy Report, Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney, May 16, 2001 The Kony 2012 viral video – so far, this year’s biggest – focused so much attention […]

WikiLeaks and other reformers: has Machiavelli met his match?

It’s most instructive to read carefully the Stratfor emails WikiLeaks released recently. Their language and tone are alarming: both brutal and ruthless, in my view they reflect all that is wrong with a world now programmed to a rampant neo-liberal economic model that is underpinned by Machiavelli’s philosophy of power. In an era where governments […]