While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.
The president is using carrots and sticks in Africa, but he might have gotten the two mixed up.
Mugabe and Tsvangirai have a power-sharing deal. Will it work?
Washington has rightly condemned human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. So why not Equatorial Guinea?
Too many well-intentioned African Americans interpreted Zimbabwean developments through our lens here on the opposite side of the Atlantic.
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