June 7, 2011Afghanistan
Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, head of NATO training efforts in Afghanistan, says 9 out of 10 Afghan security recruits are illiterate, and emphasizes the education role that has become a major compone…
January 19, 2012Heads of State and Government
CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy
January 17, 2014Central African Republic
The crisis in the Central African Republic has reignited, threatening regional long-term peace and stability unless a neutral transitional administration is formed, says CFR’s John Campbell.
April 21, 2011Democracy
CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies John Campbell discusses the importance of Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta to U.S. interests and highlights the need for a political solution.
April 21, 2011Civil Society
CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies highlights examples of Nigerian civil society organizations. These organizations, Campbell says, have a significant "name and shame" role to play in impe…
April 21, 2011Elections and Voting
Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections will upset the country’s power sharing system. CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies cautions that campaign appeals to ethnicity and religion coupled…