See Where Intervention Stands in Global Journalism
Now, everyone can see the global stature of Intervention in analytical journalism:
In its January 17th, 2017 Editorial opinion titled “Can Northern Behemoth Rescue the North From Itself at This Meeting?” Intervention went this way:
“Going by the origin of upheavals in Nigeria, history does offer a clue. The pressure of slave trade in Africa became more intensified by outsiders, East and West, just as the war to abolish it also came largely from outside. That is the same with colonialism and neo-colonialism. Even the struggle for independence was triggered from outside in so far as the world wars contributed to undermining the ideology of racial superiority which sustained colonialism. The Cold War which was largely operationalised in Africa has external origin just as the structural adjustment which created the material and psychic disorientation being resolved in the numerous violent ethno-religious and regional sparks today across Nigeria and much of Africa. That is also the story of 9/11 and the subsequent ‘Global War on Terror’ coinciding with the rise of China and the troubling prospects about that in Africa. Can the current spate of violence in Nigeria, therefore, be understood outside of the global geopolitics?
On February 1st, 2017, Harvard International Review published “The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Boko Haram” in which the writer stated, among others:
“The birth and growth of Boko Haram was—and has been—shaped by a combination of covert foreign interference, poor governance, corruption, infrastructure neglect, extreme poverty, and the rapid rise of a fundamentalist Wahhabi theological system that opposes the generally tolerant Islam practiced by the traditional northern Nigerian establishment. … The Balkanization of Africa has long been a strategic aim of several foreign powers. As Zbigniew Brzezinski, a US foreign policy theoretician and top adviser to US President Barack Obama stated, a divided and warring Nigeria ultimately serves the interests of the United States. These interests are primarily focused on “protecting access to hydrocarbons and other strategic resources which Africa has in abundance, a task which includes ensuring against the vulnerability of those natural riches and ensuring that no other interested third parties, such as China, India, Japan, or Russia, obtain monopolies or preferential treatment.” (Nile Bowie, CIA Covert Ops in Nigeria: Fertile Ground for US Sponsored Balkanization Global Research, 11 April 2012)”
Again, in “The ‘Diverted Mandate’ and the Essential Buhari Conundrum” published February 5th, 2017, Intervention argued along the line that:
“The regime came without any publicly known development strategy aside from its often stated listing of security, economy and corruption which are just black boxes. Without such a fulcrum of governance, development was going to be another round of throwing projects around and about without any of them having been determined by how it fits into achieving a grand deliverable”
in assessing the Buhari regime on February 8th, 2017, the London based Financial Times wrote, inter alia:
“After winning power in 2015 on the fourth attempt at the ballot box, he set out at a pace that has marked his presidency: it took him six months to name a cabinet. Hopes that he had surrounded himself with a lean team of capable technocrats empowered to get policy cranking have come to naught. Policymaking — such that it is — has been crafted instead by a tiny cabal of loyal, less qualified, stalwarts. Mr Buhari has failed to articulate anything approaching a vision”
Looking at the graph of our readership, we always knew where we were delivering on analytical journalism. But this is now in black and white as the correlation above must show that something is going for Intervention to share the same analysis with well established and much older players in both the conventional media such as Financial Times and the more academic sort such as Harvard International Review.
Now, therefore, the decision about what to read and where to find it is easier for you: Intervention.
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