October 12, 2018Nigeria
Nigerian society and political behavior at all levels usually is shaped by patronage and clientage networks. Politically, there are few genuinely independent voters, in the sense that voters in, say, Vermont or Switzerland are completely free to vote for whomever they like. Clients usually vote as their patrons wish, and nearly everybody is both a patron and a client, from the top of society to rag pickers at the Lagos dump.
October 2, 2018Nigeria
Nigerians fear that flooding in October 2018 could be as bad as or worse than it was in 2012, when two million Nigerians were displaced and 363 died. In 2015, floods displaced 100,000 and led to 53 deaths. In 2016, 92,000 were displaced 38 died. In 2017, floods affected 250,000.
October 1, 2018Digital Policy
From October 29 to November 16, the International Telecommunication Union will hold its quadrennial plenipotentiary meeting in Dubai. Some of the topics up for discussion will prove controversial.
September 25, 2018South Korea
President Moon Jae-in discusses the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and South Korea’s alliance with the United States.