Justin Lynch, African Arguments

Justin Lynch

African Arguments

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Justin:

Why Sudan's protest movement has toppled one but not yet two dictators

What has changed between the 2019 protests, when the people rose up to remove al-Bashir, and today's movement? A shot of the protests in Khartoum on 30 June 2022 taken by drone and shared by → Read More

Critics Say Trump’s Choice to Ban Travel From Europe but Not U.K. Makes No Sense

The U.S. president’s surprising decision to omit Britain and Ireland comes despite criticism that London has been slow to respond to the pandemic. → Read More

The U.N. Is Playing Hunger Games With Desperate Migrants

For some in Libya, the choice is between starvation or death at the hands of murderous militias. That’s not the U.N.’s intent—sometimes that’s the way things work in war zones. → Read More

Sudan's Democratic Future Is in the Hands of a Technocrat. Can He Succeed?

Abdalla Hamdok wasn't sure he wanted the job, but six months later there is reason to hope—despite the failed mutiny this week. → Read More

It’s Not Enough to Topple a Dictator

Protesters in Sudan overthrew Omar al-Bashir, but their work isn’t done yet. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani’s man in Ukraine and the origins of the Biden conspiracy theory

Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, told Telizhenko that he was collecting evidence to give to the FBI about the Democratic Party and Ukraine. Telizhenko eventually set up the meeting between Blue Star and Shokin’s replacement. Giuliani’s investigation seemed to be falling apart, however. → Read More

Zelensky Pushes Peace Deal Between Ukraine and Russia

Pushing a controversial peace agreement, the new president faces blowback in Kyiv that he may not be able to overcome. → Read More

Ukraine Reacts: Trump’s Call Is Putin’s Victory

For disappointed Ukrainian democracy activists, Trump’s demands of Zelensky have made Washington the moral equivalent of the Kremlin. → Read More

How Sudan’s Military Overcame the Revolution

Sudan’s protesters wanted to overthrow their president and his regime. They were only half-successful. → Read More

Sudan briefing: Civilians face increasing fragility under military rule

As pro-democracy campaigners refuse to negotiate with the military rulers after a bloody crackdown, life gets worse for ordinary Sudanese. → Read More

Accused of Inaction, Trump Team Set to Appoint Sudan Advisor

Former U.S. diplomat Donald Booth expected to address the bloody impasse between military and protesters as U.N. officials warn of spiraling violence. → Read More

Arab States Foment Sudan Chaos While U.S. Stands By

American officials are unhappy over the role of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE but say their hands are tied. → Read More

The Counterrevolution Begins in Sudan

Omar al-Bashir is gone, but his system is fighting back. The result is total stalemate—for now. → Read More

A People Power Bid to Defy History in Sudan

As talks between the military junta and civilians stall, demonstrators thronging the streets say this won’t be just another Arab Spring outcome. → Read More

How a Jew Won Over the Land of the Cossacks

Under threat from Russia, national identity in Ukraine—once among Europe’s most viciously anti-Semitic nations—has overpowered religious and ethnic differences. → Read More

Who’s Laughing Now: Zelensky or Putin?

Ukraine's incoming comedian president has sent mixed signals on Russia. Now he faces the “Putin test.” → Read More

In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy or a Military Power Play?

Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule is over, but demonstrators reject the army’s plan. → Read More

How Two U.S. Presidents Reshaped America’s Policy Toward Sudan

As thousands protest the Bashir regime, Washington has helped legitimize it. → Read More

How the security clearance backlog hurts cybersecurity

Tempers flared during a Feb. 14 Senate hearing about cybersecurity in the energy sector. → Read More

What the Pentagon’s new AI strategy means for cybersecurity

The Pentagon’s AI strategy shows how the American military will rely on artificial intelligence as a defensive tool for cybersecurity. → Read More