Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor and journalist. He is a writing fellow and chief correspondent at Globetrotter. He is the chief editor of LeftWord Books and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is a senior non-resident fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. He has written more than 20 books, including The Darker Nations and The Poorer Nations. His latest book is Washington Bullets, with an introduction by Evo Morales Ayma.

Rwanda’s Military Is the French Proxy on African Soil

Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history.

Why the Discovery of Natural Gas in Mozambique Has Produced Tragedies, Not Economic Promise

The rise of the al-Shabaab insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province and the ‘hidden debt’ scandal are both linked to discovery of natural gas in Mozambique, a development that has far from benefited the people.

The U.S. Is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China’s Xinjiang

The information war now conducted by the United States against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the United State uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the United State since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries.