Tagged: Ivory Coast

Gbagbo captured

Charles Stith is the Director of the African Presidential Archives & Research Center at Boston University and a former US ambassador to Tanzania. He offers the following comment on the capture by French forces of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. “That Gbagbo’s end has finally come is good for the Ivory Coastl, good for […]

Ivory Coast forces impose blockade around Gbagbo

The internationally recognized leader of Ivory Coast, ¬†Alassane Ouattara, has imposed a blockade around the presidential compound where Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent leader who has refused to give up power, is hiding in a bunker. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the current developments in the country. […]

French military ambition

France finds itself involved in three conflicts around the world: Afghanistan, Libya, and the Ivory Coast. Boston University international relations professor William Keylor is the author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” and an authority on the history of modern France. He offers his view on France’s new found military ambition: […]