Peter Eichstaedt

Snapshot
Peter Eichstaedt

Joseph Kony is many things -- a megalomaniac, a self-proclaimed prophet, a witch doctor, a ruthless and paranoid commander. But above all, he is a survivor.

Snapshot
Peter Eichstaedt

Bans on conflict minerals mined in DRC were supposed to help pacify the region, which has been torn by fights over control of lucrative mines. Instead, they have made militias such as M23, which captured and then lost the eastern Congolese city of Goma this month, more desperate and violent.

Capsule Review
Jan/Feb
2012
Nicolas Van De Walle

Two new books survey the contemporary Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following close to two decades of state collapse and civil conflict.

Capsule Review
Jan/Feb
2011
Nicolas van de Walle

Eichstaedt's book tries to respond to the new interest in Somalia, with a breezy account that, despite its often melodramatic prose and occasional lack of careful analysis, is often informative.