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December 20, 2012

Boko Haram and Nigeria’s Pervasive Violence

The radical Islamist group Boko Haram has contributed to widespread and deadly violence in Nigeria, but the government sercurity services are also at fault, write CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood.

October 25, 2011

Elections and Voting
African Democracy: Elections Despite Divisions

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood note the potential dangers of elections in weak and divided African countries, but they urge continued U.S. support for elect…

March 12, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Security Tracker

The Sub-Saharan Security Tracker (SST) draws on data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) Project, which documents political conflict across Africa. ACLED collects and codes report…

June 11, 2013

Nigeria---Dancing-on-the-Brink.jpg Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Teaching Notes on Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink by CFR Senior Fellow and former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell.

January 7, 2013

New Interactive Tool Maps Political Violence in Nigeria, Finds Radical Islamist Group Boko Haram the “Most Deadly”

CFR’s Africa program has launched the Nigeria Security Tracker, an online tool that uses interactive maps and graphs to depict the magnitude and geographic distribution of violence in the oil-rich We…

October 23, 2015

Elections and Voting
Clinton-Benghazi-617-413 Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: 9/11, Afghanistan, and Benghazi

Campaign 2016 didn’t generate a lot of foreign policy news this week. To the extent it did, the candidates were rehashing the past rather than laying out what they would do in the future. Most of the…

March 31, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari1 Will Buhari’s Win in Nigeria Stick?

As of the morning of March 31, in New York, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, has a commanding lead over incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peopl…

January 10, 2011

Tolerance Yawns in Kaduna

My research associate, Asch Harwood, directed me to a piece by his old college roommate  in the National Interest that captures the Nigerian Sunday morning reality well. His point about the nationwi…

December 26, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
 A soldier sits in a truck during a military patrol in Nigeria's central city of Jos 20/01/2010. Boko Haram and Nigeria’s Culture of Violence

CFR.org published today an expert brief Asch Harwood and I co-authored on violence in Nigeria. It is based on the Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) that also went live today. Based on NST data, we concl…

December 27, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
 A car burns at the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla 25/12/2011. Nigeria Security Tracker Goes Live

The Nigeria Security Tracker is now accessible on cfr.org; check it out. The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) is a research project of the Council’s Africa program that I direct. The project was origi…