China and Africa

Anyone who follows me on twitter (which I highly recommend) has likely seen their feed blow up in the past day with posts about China and what it's doing in Africa. Before I get into that too much, a little background for those of you who don't speak International Relations. Beijing Consensus- China's foreign policy … Continue reading China and Africa

Development and Democratization

I'll be the first to tell you that I am neither an expert on development nor democratization. However, I think I may have a few relevant thoughts. It is my belief that development lends itself to the promotion of democratic ideals (perhaps not specifically Western democratic ideals, but the point still stands.) As a general … Continue reading Development and Democratization