April 1, 2020Nigeria
President Buhari has ordered the lockdown of Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria’s commercial and political capitals, as part of the effort to contain the coronavirus. Lagos poses enormous challenges to “social distancing,” but it also has governance advantages other parts of Nigeria lack. Abuja is less crowded and in some areas has better infrastructure. It is also under the direct control of the Federal government. According to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, as of the morning of April 1, Nigeria had 140 active confirmed cases, 2 deaths, and 9 people recovered. Nigeria recorded its first case of coronavirus in the country on February 25.
March 18, 2020News Release
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and CFR’s Think Global Health website offer resources on the coronavirus pandemic, including background and expert analysis. Find all of CFR’s coronavirus-re…
February 24, 2020Trade
President Trump has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, hoping a new trilateral accord will reinvigorate the U.S. manufacturing sector.
February 21, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: foreign policy is AWOL in Las Vegas; Bloomberg and Warren talk about Latin America; and foreign po…
February 18, 2020Cybersecurity
Although the concept of cyber deterrence has fallen out of fashion in academic literature in recent years, it is being remolded in emerging approaches to national security.