Additional Resources


Stabilizing Nigeria

Authors: Barnett R. Rubin, Pearl T. Robinson, and Peter M. Lewis

To investigate Nigeria and consider various strategies to meet iproblems the country is currently facing, the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) established a working group on Nigeria.

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Council Special Report No. 70

U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram

Author: John Campbell

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.

See more in Nigeria; Terrorist Organizations and Networks; Radicalization and Extremism

Council Special Report No. 27


Author: Robert I. Rotberg

This report describes what steps might be taken by Nigerians and the international community to avoid a breakdown of democracy, and possibly stability, in the wake of Nigeria’s April 2007 electoral contest and to tackle Nigeria’s fundamental challenges of governance, security, and development in the longer term.

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Nigeria in Turmoil

Speaker: John Campbell
Speaker: Bennett Freeman
Speaker: Peter Lewis
Presider: Carol Lancaster


On Sunday, an outbreak of ethnic violence in Jos, Nigeria resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, again drawing international attention to the increasingly unstable situation in the country. Please join John Campbell, Bennett Freeman, and Peter Lewis to discuss Nigeria’s political crisis, sectarian conflict, security conditions, and energy sector.



See more in Elections; Nigeria; Conflict Prevention