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April 5, 2017

China
China Trump Xi Mar-a-Lago U.S. Summit A Note to President Trump: What NOT to Do in Mar-a-Lago

There are many people who have ideas about what should happen at the Xi-Trump summit. Almost as important, however, is what should not happen. Here are my suggestions for the top five things Presiden…

July 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
An aerial view shows the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, April 7, 2009. Lagos a Success Story?

In a celebration of Lagos and African urbanization, the Financial Times ran a piece by Xan Rice highlighting Nigeria’s commercial capital’s size, its economic importance, and its government’s energy …

February 1, 2018

Mexico
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto stands during the promulgation of the anti-corruption laws at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico July 18, 2016. Mexico's Voters Have Bigger Problems Than Trump

United States institutions have led the charge against corruption and corporate malfeasance in Mexico. But they can’t replace a working homegrown legal system. For all the strides Mexico has made in …

July 26, 2017

Venezuela
A demonstrator during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela. Can Venezuela Resurrect Its Economy?

President Nicolas Maduro has neither the desire nor the capacity to institute the market reforms and debt restructuring needed to revive Venezuela’s sinking economy, says economist Ricardo Hausmann.

September 1, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
RTXDQV5 Boko Haram Turns to Lagos

Lagos, one of the largest cities in the world and the heart of Nigeria’s modern economy, has not been the venue for Boko Haram or other radical jihadi terrorism. The sole episode occurred in 2014 and…

December 26, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria-Security-Tracker-Boko-Haram-Terrorism Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 16 to December 22

This update represents violence in Nigeria and violence related to Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between December 16 to December 22.

January 2, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Independence-Day-Lagos Lord Lugard Created Nigeria 104 Years Ago

Lord Frederick Lugard, in a bid to simplify his colonial duties and subsidize his northern territory with his south territory, signed a piece of paper on January 1, 1914 and created the political space that is Nigeria.

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Elections 2018 Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

October 18, 2017

Nigeria
Ojukwu-Funeral-Nigeria-Biafra What's in a Name? For the Nigerian Civil War, Everything

Wars associated with secessionist movements often have multiple names, some are associated with the secessionists, others with the country from which the secessionists are trying to secede. The parti…

September 25, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 16 - September 22

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 16 to September 22, 2017. This update also represents violence relat…