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Battle Horn: So Much for Africa’s “New Leaders.”
By Frank Smyth, March 1, 1999, The New Republic

The war on Africa’s Horn may be the most dramatic and bloodiest chapter in the rapid disintegration of an alliance among a group of African leaders–commonly referred to as the “new leaders”–that once held much promise. In 1996, Isaias and Meles, along with Uganda’s…

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Silent Struggle
By Frank Smyth, September 14, 1998, The New Republic

Last week’s missile attack against Sudan also struck Americans like a bolt from the blue. Who knew where Sudan was on the map, let alone that it was a bitter enemy of the U.S.? Actually, the strikes were the culmination of a long struggle within the Clinton administration about how to deal with that nation’s…

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A New Game: The Clinton Administration on Africa
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1998, World Policy Journal

The Clinton administration has focused American attention on sub-Saharan Africa like no other administration before it. Last December, Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright visited Africa. This spring, President Bill Clinton went there as well. Besides…

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Africa’s New Block
By Dan Connell & Frank Smyth, March 3, 1998, Foreign Affairs

SUB-SAHARAN Africa is undergoing its most profound changes since the early years of independence. Forces that have long held sway over the region are now either waning or gone. For decades the United States, the Soviet Union, and France propped up dictators who served their interests — men like Ethiopia’s…

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Eritrean Run
By Frank Smyth, October 3, 1997, Open Road

Squeezing the nearest hand-hold, my right knuckles turned red from friction with the passenger door while my left hand clung to the handle of a 10-gallon water jug secured behind my bench. Our driver and translator, Kelata Abraham, honked each time he approached a blind mountain curve. This road of dirt and loose rocks…

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The Changing Face of Power in Africa
By Frank Smyth, May 25, 1997, Newsday

With Laurent Kabila’s successful overthrow of Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko, American policy makers need to conduct a long-overdue reappraisal of the contours of African politics.

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Rwanda’s Butchers: the Interahamwe and Former Rwandan Army
By Frank Smyth, November 3, 1996, Jane's Intelligence Review

Military history will record the Interahamwe and allied Rwandan soldiers uniquely. Back in April 1994, they achieved a dramatic tactical success, while failing…

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