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November 19, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Dasuki Sambo Dasuki at the Intersection of Nigerian Politics

Col. Sambo Dasuki, ret., National Security Advisor to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan from 2012 to 2015, stands accused of stealing huge sums of money intended for the military’s struggle again…

October 6, 2017

Nigeria
Patience-Jonathan-Nigeria-Corruption-Goodluck Resistance to President Buhari’s Anticorruption Campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari won election in 2015 on the basis of his promise to restore security by destroying the terrorist movement Boko Haram and to reduce corruption, which many Nigerians believe …

March 22, 2017

Arctic
U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independent Task For…

January 8, 2016

Americas
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (3rd L) makes remarks at a news conference to announce a law enforcement action relating to FIFA, as (L-R) Assistant U. S. Attorney for Eastern District of New York Evan Norris, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Robert Capers, FBI Assistant Director New York Field Office Diego Rodriguez, IRS Criminal Investigation Chief Richard Webber and IRS Special Agent in Charge of Los Angeles Field Office Erick Martinez listen, in Washington, December 3, 2015. Offic Trade, Anticorruption, and Elections at the Start of 2016

As a new year begins, trade is slower, the drive against corruption continues, and electoral struggles shape fragile democracies. Here are three issues the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD…

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

June 16, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Military General's Nigeria Nigeria Sacking Senior Military Officers

A Nigerian army spokesman said on June 10 that “quite a number” of senior military officers have been fired, and some have been turned over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for …

February 5, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Uphill Nigerian President Buhari’s Sysyphean Efforts

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s anticorruption campaign continues to gain credibility. Over the weekend, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) searched the Abuja residence of form…

January 22, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Corruption UAE New Frontier in Nigeria’s War on Corruption

Confronting Nigeria’s culture of corruption was a primary campaign theme of Muhammadu Buhari’s successful campaign for the presidency. Since taking office, he has fired numerous high officials widely…

January 6, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Fixes Nigeria’s Buhari Moves to Fix Deficiencies in Fight Against Boko Haram

Nigerian security service abuses have been a driver of recruitment for Boko Haram, the radical, jihadist movement that seeks to destroy the secular state. Abuses have reflected poor leadership, poor …

April 16, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari2014 Buhari’s Strategy for Stopping Boko Haram

On the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnapping of more than 200 school girls from Chibok, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, in a New York Times op-ed, concisely laid out his approach to def…