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December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

January 27, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Salafi Nigeria Salafism in Northern Nigeria Beyond Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Alex Thurston. Alex is the author of  Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics, and is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Ser…

August 11, 2016

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Factional Feud Boko Haram’s Factional Feud

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn. Jacob is a fellow of African affairs at The Jamestown Foundation in Washington DC. Since Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to self-proclaimed I…

November 5, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Corruption Nigeria Nigerian Religious Leaders Complain About Local Corruption

In countries where corruption has become “structural,” distorting much of daily life, it can assume very localized forms. A petition by thirty-two imams, deputy imams, and muezzins of certain mosques…

October 30, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jonathan  1 Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Runs for Re-Election

Today, to nobody’s surprise, President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman announced that he would accept the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) nomination for president. The presidential elections ar…

January 7, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
(Front seated, from L to R) Nigeria's Vice President Namadi Sambo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim attend the opening of the Presidential Power Reform Transaction signing summit in Abuja April 22, 2013. Who Will Shape Nigeria’s Elite Politics in 2014?

Emmanuel Aziken has written a thoughtful analysis of some of the major political players in his article on December 30 in Vanguard. His pick: President Goodluck Jonathan, speaker of the House of Repr…

August 25, 2008

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Institutions and Civil Society

A look into Pakistan’s institutions, civil society, and the various players less known.

October 6, 2011

Afghanistan
HBO History Makers Series with Stanley McChrystal

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations. Recent speakers in the se…

October 6, 2011

Afghanistan
HBO History Makers Series with Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of the United States and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command's premier military counterterrorism force, d…

April 9, 2010

Afghanistan
Miscalculations in U.S. Afghan Offensive

A pending American military offensive in southern Afghanistan is buoying hopes for a return to government control, but New York Times reporter David Rohde says success could be short-lived.