About the Editor

The editor of Sub-Saharan Monitor is Richard Sincere, whose articles on public policy issues have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner, Washington Star, and Washington Times, among dozens of other newspapers, as well as in professional and policy journals like America, Global Affairs, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Journal of Civil Defense, Millennium, Strategic Review, Vital Speeches of the Day, and others. Some of these articles have been reprinted in the Congressional Record.

Richard Sincere
Richard Sincere’s professional interests have been focused largely on Sub-Saharan Africa and studying trends, events, politics, and culture in the region. Over the past two decades, he has worked for governments, political parties, business firms, and individuals in such countries as Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, and Uganda (and also non-African countries like Georgia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, and Pakistan).

In addition to these experiences, he has also written speeches for heads of state, diplomats, Members of Congress and political candidates in the United States. Sincere is a member of the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA).  In August 2014, he received an appointment as senior research fellow at New World University, based in Dominica (West Indies).

In the 1980s, Sincere was a research associate at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he focused on U.S. Africa policy and strategic defense issues.

In the early 1990s, as director of African affairs and, subsequently, director of international economic affairs at the International Freedom Foundation, he edited the quarterly journal, terra nova, and the monthly newsletter, Sub-Saharan Monitor. He also edited a quarterly newsletter at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Richard Sincere is the author of two books, The Politics of Sentiment: Churches and Foreign Investment in South Africa (1984) and Sowing the Seeds of Free Enterprise: The Politics of U.S. Aid in Africa (1990), as well as co-editor (with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Marin Strmecki, and Peter Wehner) of Promise or Peril: The Strategic Defense Initiative (1986).

For 15 years, he was entertainment editor for The Metro Herald, an African-American weekly published in Alexandria, Virginia. In that capacity, he reviewed concerts, plays, and musicals; interviewed artists, performers, composers, playwrights, and directors; and commissioned and edited reviews by other writers. His interviews with various authors and book reviews he has published over the past three decades are archived at Book Reviews by Rick Sincere.

Mr. Sincere has earned degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the London School of Economics and Political Science.