When not writing about international affairs, Ed Hancox works in nonprofit development. He holds a M.A. degree in International Affairs from The New School where he worked as a research associate on a project examining Russia's transition from Communism. Before earning his Masters, Ed worked as a journalist, a disc jockey, and as a technical writer with a multinational electronics firm. His writings on global affairs can also be found on his blog A World View.
Taking time for the historical, ethnic, and cultural perspective behind the dispute between Russia and Ukraine
This makes me think of a song...
Following the case of Alexei Navalny
Step through the looking glass with me...
What exactly is going on in North Korea?
The stage has been set for another standoff between that international grouping commonly known as “the West” and Russia; this time over Syria.
The Euro 2012 soccer championships and Ukraine's shortcomings
Should Western leaders try to impose their morality on African governments?
Earlier this week, the team from Zambia won the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament. The Zambian side, known as the Chipolopolo, or Copper Bullets, were an underdog in the 16 team field. Their victory over the heavily-favored Cote d'Ivoire side was a thrilling enough outcome, but that it happened in Libreville, Gabon, where a generation earlier Zambia's entire national team had been wiped out in an airplane crash proved to be nothing short of a national catharsis.
The rhetoric coming out of the Republican presidential primary candidates would have you believe that President Barack Obama is actively engaged in a foreign policy whose sole purpose is to weaken America's standing on the global stage. This is, of course, nonsense. But it also hides the fact that Obama has been rather consistently engaged in a foreign policy strategy followed by the hero of the Republican Right, Ronald Reagan, who himself was following a policy originally laid down by Pres. Harry S Truman.