Checkmate: How Iran is Spearheading a Geopolitical Sea Change in West Asia

By Matthew Ehret [originally published on the Cradle] Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote to his fellow colonials: “Either we hang together or we hang separately.” Those words are just as true today as they were 270 years ago, for empires have always controlled by dividing their victims into regional tribal interests in order to be…

Symposium: Earth’s Next Hundred Years

Date: Sunday September 26 at 7pm ESTTitle: Vol II: Cheikh Anta Diops dream of a United Africa – the economic vision for an African Belt and Road InitiativeLecturer: Nicholas JonesBio: Nicholas is a professional dancer with La Grande Ballet de Montreal who has performed around the world and recently founded the Artists Alliance for Africa as a non-profit devoted…

A Mission for Africa: Past, Present and Future

By Nicholas Jones This article was written in conjunction with a lecture which is available here. Africa is a continent of enormous potential, cultural wealth and with the worlds youngest population, it is simply bursting at the seams for much needed development in all sectors of society. Take Ghana as a shining example: Since the…

Why is Ethiopia Targeted for Regime Change?

In this discussion with Ethiopia’s Prime Media, Matthew Ehret was asked to give his thoughts about the Washington-controlled regime change operations behind the Tigray People’s Liberation Movement which has just launched a new project to topple Ethiopia’s current government of Abiy Ahmed. Without understanding Ethiopia’s powerful role as a driver of African progress, its friendship…

Africa’s Emerging Renaissance: The New Silk Road and Beyond

In this RTF lecture, African affairs expert Lawrence Freeman delivers a comprehensive analysis of Africa’s current struggle to break free of the chains of imperialism and leap into the 21st century. Speaker Bio: Lawrence Freeman is a political-economic analyst for Africa with thirty years of experience on the continent. He is a physical economist who…

Discourse On the Debt of Africa, Thirty-Three Years On

by PD Lawton Today, Africa stands at the cross-roads. This is the last opportunity for the continent`s leadership to decide the fate of 1.3 billion people. This is the most crucial moment in Africa`s history. The choice on one hand, is to continue following IMF diktat and agree to a future of economic policy that benefits the…

The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Emerges

Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a question often posed throughout the past 150 years. As early as 1875, a vision for Eurasian-American cooperation was becoming realized as leading Americans and Russians alike foresaw the construction of telegraph and even rail lines across the 100 km Bering Strait…

Cheikh Anta Diop’s Dream of a United Africa: The Economic Vision for an African New Silk Road

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Nicholas Jones explores the strategic thinking of Africa’s great renaissance philosopher/scientist/statesman Cheikh Anta Diop and his vision for a modern, technologically advanced Africa liberated from the yolk of colonialism. Nicholas additionally lays out various elements of the evolving Belt and Road Initiative on the continent which are bringing Diop’s…