FROM Nicholas Cheeseman
Africa Sees First White President in 20 Years As the ceremonial vice president of Zambia, Guy Scott, who’s a white man, said he often felt like a mascot at meetings of African leaders. Now, with the death of that country's elected president and as dictated by the constitution, Michael Sata, has become the interim president. But that’s only until the next election — which is called for in the next 90 days. Nicholas Chesseman, Associate Professor of African Politics at Oxford University, considers Scott's political future in a country with a booming economy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?