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A Perspective on the Sahel: Two Pictures About Niger

A Perspective on the Sahel: Two Pictures About NigerA Perspective on the Sahel: Two Pictures About Niger
No description of what you or I might think is the experience of the people now suffering in the Sahel, in West Africa, can relieve us of our duty to help alleviate that suffering.

(This work, based on the reification and re-activation of video and photographic narratives about politics around the world, will now be a regular weekly feature of the Foreign Policy Blogs Network. These works will address issues in U.S. foreign policy, while aspiring to re-conceptualize the concept of global engagement. You can find work related to this new body of work at the following address: blackandwhiteandthings.wordpress.com)

 

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Faheem Haider

Faheem Haider is a political analyst, writer and artist. He holds advanced research degrees in political economy, political theory and the political economy of development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and New York University. He also studied political psychology at Columbia University. During long stints away from his beloved Washington Square Park, he studied peace and conflict resolution and French history and European politics at the American University in Washington DC and the University of Paris, respectively.

Faheem has research expertise in democratic theory and the political economy of democracy in South Asia. In whatever time he has to spare, Faheem paints, writes, and edits his own blog on the photographic image and its relationship to the political narrative of fascist, liberal and progressivist art.

That work and associated writing can be found at the following link: http://blackandwhiteandthings.wordpress.com

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