Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Cyprus

How do you solve the refugee crisis at Calais?

The Cyprus precedent may show a way out of the crisis, says Martin Plaut. by Martin Plaut Published 10 August, 2015 – 17:03 Source: New Statesman It’s top of the government’s agenda. Philip Hammond, normally a rather cool, aloof figure at the Foreign Office complains that millions of “marauding” African migrants threatens our standard of…

Eritrea flag

Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation

This is an interesting perspective. It is not one I agree with, but worth reading. Annette Weber – Senior Fellow of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs – argues that re-admitting Eritrea to the regional organisation, IGAD, would allow it to move forward. Regional integration of Eritrea could defuse the threat scenario of…

President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan and the Obama administration: A steady rapprochement

This blog, by Eric Reeves, who follows Sudan closely, is well worth reading. Martin Eric Reeves | August 4, 2015 On July 5, 2015 the Embassy of the United States in Khartoum issued a remarkable statement, although it was judged newsworthy by only the Sudan Tribune and Radio Dabanga: “We note with grave concern reports…