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That Moment

That Moment
That defining moment That moment you felt it was so close That moment you knew finally, I got it That moment you think you gave your all That moment, an inner conviction that yes, this is it That moment you told everyone; your friends, your family That moment A disappointing response; A disappointing email, a disappointing text A hollow feeling; a feeling of ineptness; sorrow; anguish A dejected face; a feeling of regret; a feeling of why me? A maudlin feeling; tearful and angst That moment You cry and wish it hadn’t happen You look on the screen again and again You call and tell your loved ones You want to pray but you feel unheard You don’t want to eat; you can’t step out of the house That moment New beginnings; a breakthrough; a smile A song of praise; a dance of victory You shout in glory; abundance of joy A spring in your step A thanksgiving prayer That moment

Rational Actor Model in Tanzania-Rwanda Diplomatic Spat

Foreign policy analysis is the resultant of human decision making with direct or indirect consequences on foreign entities. Foreign policy has been defined as those strategic goals formulated by a state in relation to another state. On a larger spectrum, foreign policy could also include strategic goals formulated by a state in relation to international organizations and or multinational corporations. Foreign policy involves goals, objectives, projections and outcomes which are premised on national interests which in typical International Relations discipline falls under the Realism school of thought (realpolitik). 
Tanzania and Rwanda have been embroiled in a diplomatic spat albeit an ambivalent one. For years, the two East African states have coexisted peacefully. They have enjoyed sound diplomatic relations which has seen Tanzania hosting the peace talks of 1993 between the then Hutu government and the then rebel Tutsi outfit of  RPA. After the unfortunate Rwandan Genocide of 1994…