Author: Thomas Bell

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The Looming Crisis in the Heart of Africa

By Thomas Bell Africa as a continent has a complicated history, but its modern past has been unstable and violent.  African countries, unable to cope with the ethnic, political, and economic constraints imposed by European…


A Greek woman holds a flag in front of the Greek parliament during a protest, June 11, 2011, Athens, Greece.

Greece A Decade After the Recession: What Happened?

By Thomas Bell In 2001, Greece adopted the euro as it integrated itself into the European Union.  While the government accumulated substantial debt to pay for expensive social programs, further growth occurred throughout the first decade of…