Ledio Cakaj

Researcher and Writer

Book review and my Q&A in the Washington Post

Here is my Q&A (and book review) with Professor Laura Seay in Washington Post's Monkey Cage. I am grateful to Professor Seay for reading and reviewing the book as well as her thoughtful questions and comments. She later tweeted about... Continue Reading →

My report on poaching and trafficking of wildlife in central Africa

A report on wildlife poaching and trafficking in Congo, South Sudan and Uganda, I researched and wrote months ago is finally out! I travelled to Congo's Garamba Park, South Sudan's Juba and various places in Uganda (as well as some... Continue Reading →

My profile in the Princeton Alumni Weekly

PAW editors were kind enough to run a nice profile of myself and the book. Probably one of the most personal interviews I have given so far. Can be accessed here.

My Foreign Policy article on the US military mission in Central Africa

I was in Kampala when American military planners came to talk about how to deal with the LRA and Kony. There was a belief that the military mission the US army was about to embark on in Central Africa was... Continue Reading →

My article on Foreign Affairs on the US withdrawal from Central Africa

I co-wrote an article with Kristof Titeca for Foreign Affairs about the US military mission against the LRA and what the US and Ugandan withdrawal means for the region. We concluded: "The success of campaigns against groups like the LRA... Continue Reading →

Book listed on the Fourth Annual TMC African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular!

  Happy to announce that When the Walking Defeats You was included in the list of Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Summer Reading List.. Full review to appear on 21 July.

On the defection of Maikol Signaler

Michael Omona, aka Maikol Signaler, one of Kony's main communication handlers, returned to Uganda this week. He apparently surrendered in Sam Ouandja, CAR, near the border with Kafia Kingi, where Kony has been holed up for the last few years.... Continue Reading →

Great article on how to talk about rebels

Jamie Hitchen wrote this fascinating article for Africa is a Country on the general discourse relating to rebel groups in Africa. He uses examples from When the Walking Defeats You and from the writings of Nigerian expert on Boko Haram Atta Barkindo to... Continue Reading →

My profile on ‘We Too Are America’

I was featured in this wonderful Facebook page highlighting the stories of immigrants and their contribution to the US and the world. With a bit about my journey from being an undocumented migrant in Greece and the UK to graduating college and... Continue Reading →

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