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Confederates in Ethiopia: American industrial warfare and Egyptian imperialism in central Africa

May 6, 2017

By James A. Fargher The 1874-1884 Egyptian-Ethiopian War is one of the 19th century’s more obscure conflicts.  One of the most surprising aspects of the conflict is that it involved a group of ex-Confederate officers who had been hired by an Ottoman viceroy to conquer an empire in central Africa. These Confederate veterans had fought … Continue reading “Confederates in Ethiopia: American industrial warfare and Egyptian imperialism in central Africa”


Book Review – Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

April 26, 2017

By: Bradley Lineker Introduction Utopianism has long been discredited in political thinking. According to theorists like Hannah Arendt and Karl Popper, the pursuit of perfection has invariably ended in tyranny, disaster, and death. Yet, on the first page of Rutger Bregman’s[1] new book, Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There, there is a … Continue reading “Book Review – Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There”


International Naval Bases in the Horn of Africa: A New Scramble?

March 20, 2017

By: James A. Fargher A slow-motion struggle for control over the waters of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden is quietly being waged in the Horn of Africa. Global and regional powers alike are jostling for position along one of the world’s most important trade routes. The retreat of Great Britain and France, … Continue reading “International Naval Bases in the Horn of Africa: A New Scramble?”


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