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It’s the Roads, Stupid

It’s the Roads, Stupid

A truck carrying charcoal and other products clears a checkpoint on the road from Matadi to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Nov. 10, 2018. JUNIOR D. KANNAH/AFP via Getty Images Control over people, territory, or natural resources is not the main pivot of civil wars. Groundbreaking new research reveals that, instead, it’s control...

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The Dark Side of Rwanda’s Rebirth

The Dark Side of Rwanda’s Rebirth

Rwandan President Paul Kagame reviews troops at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali during Liberation Day ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the end of the genocide on July 4, 2010. Adam Scotti/The Associated Press “The dead are only dead when the living forget them,” Jacquemain Shabani, a Congolese political figure close to President Félix Tshisekedi, recently...