Apologies for not posting much here, too busy travelling and podcasting! HWGH#7 is an interview with Ali B. Ali-Dinar of the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania about Sudan’s now-indicted President Omar al-Bashir. I’m so struck in all the coverage of Darfur and Sudan how little we’ve learned about Bashir himself and the party he represents and what it has meant for Sudan these past two decades. Here’s my attempt to begin filling in the blanks. Listen on iTunes or via RSS feed or here.
Meanwhile I’m working on a radio piece about the lessons of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Stay tuned.