Wednesday, February 1, 2023

US Sanctions and Russia's Wagner Group in Africa

 The New York Times published on 31 January 2023 a commentary titled "Russian Mercenaries Are Destabilizing Africa" by Colin P. Clarke.

Last week the U.S. Treasury Department designated Russia's mercenary Wagner Group, which operates widely in Africa, as a "transnational criminal" organization.  The author argues that it should go further and designate it as a "foreign terrorist" organization.