Hello, and welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, foreign policy edition, which, thanks to the Labor Day weekend, comes to you on Wednesday this week.
Before we get to the meat of this week’s letter—hot coup summer—a gentle reminder to listen to Tara’s awesome 2024 election podcast. Our friend and colleague Teddy Schleifer just stopped by and I had a blast listening to these two.
Anyway, off we go, this time to Africa. But first, the latest drama on Capitol Hill…
McConnell Doubts & Dems’ M.T.G. Plan By Abby Livingston
Mitch’s Witches: Earlier this afternoon, before Mitch McConnell’s frenzied newser at the Ohio Clock (he did fine), Republican senators were subjected to...
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Last week, as the summer drew to a close, President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon found himself under house arrest, locked in his luxurious palace in the capital, Libreville. His cousin, General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, announced that...
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