Tag: Colin Thomas-Jensen

Colin Thomas-Jensen writes with Amanda Long in United States Institute of Peace article: “How the Biden Administration Can Revive U.N. Peacekeeping”

“When American politicians want to temper voter’s concerns over U.S. military commitments overseas, many employ perhaps the most worn-out foreign policy cliché: ‘The United States cannot police the world.’ After all, the United States has neither the capacity nor a compelling national interest in putting boots on the ground to resolve

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Colin Thomas-Jensen writes with Judd Devermont in Center for Strategic & International Studies commentary: “Five Ways to Set Up a Special Envoy for Success in the Horn of Africa”

“When in doubt, dispatch an envoy. That’s become an old diplomatic standby, and it is currently under consideration for the Horn of Africa, where a civil war rages in Ethiopia and has ensnared neighboring Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan. The conflict, which broke out in November 2020, has left millions in

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Colin Thomas-Jensen writes with Leanne Erdberg Steadman and Bethany L. McGann for the United States Institute of Peace: “Mozambique’s Crisis Requires a New Playbook to Fight Extremism”

“Over the past three years, a local Islamist insurgency in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado has grown in strength and viciousness, developing ties with international terrorist groups and threatening one of the world’s largest natural gas projects. The insurgency is turning Cabo Delgado into a killing field. While

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Colin Thomas-Jensen quoted in Bloomberg article, “Trump Demands a Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Somalia”

“‘If the U.S. significantly withdraws its military footprint in Somalia, the government’s already tenuous hold on security in the country will be significantly weakened,’ said Colin Thomas Jensen, a senior adviser with WestExec Advisors and former Africa policy adviser to ex-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. ‘Al Shabaab

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