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April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

May 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Obama Diplomacy in High Gear

President Barack Obama delivers a speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East today at the State Department. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I talked …

President Barack Obama delivers a speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa today at the State Department on May 19, 2011.

August 12, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The GOP Debate Meets Budget Math

Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Foreign policy took a back seat to Obama bashing and internal GOP sniping in last night’s Republican presidential debate. Rick Sant…

A farm in the town of Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters)

July 20, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: Report on the Petroleum Industry Bill

A man arranges Agip drums at an oil station and depot in Nigeria's capital Abuja. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Aaron Sayne, a consultant for the Revenue Watch Institute, has published poli…

Nigeria: Report on the Petroleum Industry Bill

June 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

A man casts a fishing net in the Makoko fishing community in Lagos November 21, 2009. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) The U.S. Institute of Peace has just published a sophisticated and nuanced  r…

Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

November 1, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

Children paddle a canoe near an oil well head in Odidi near Okerenkoko in the creeks of the volatile oil rich Niger delta in Nigeria February 2, 2006. (George Esiri/Courtesy Reuters) Over the last w…

Insights into Politics and Development in Nigeria

April 13, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: How Will Obama Respond to the North Korea Missile Test?

Above the Fold. Despite warnings from President Obama that there would be “consequences,” North Korea went ahead and launched a ballistic missile to honor the 100th birthday of the country’s founder,…

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July 25, 2012

Turkey
Guest Post: The Trappings of Power: Turkey and the Future Middle East

Aaron Stein is an Istanbul-based PhD Candidate at King’s College London. You can follow him on Twitter @aaronstein1. The Arab uprisings have complicated Turkey’s approach to the Middle East. Both lo…

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi attends a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Davotoglu at the presidential palace in Cairo

August 1, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
“Rethinking Nigeria’s Indigene-Settler Conflicts”

The United States Institute of Peace has just published a Special Report by Aaron Sayne on conflicts in Nigeria between “indigenes” and “settlers”. It is a must-read for those trying to understand en…

Displaced Lagos residents fight over blankets which were handed out as aid, January 29, 2002, after explosions at an armoury on Sunday.

September 12, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
History Lessons: The Oslo Accords

A new installment of "History Lessons" is now out. This time I examine the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993. In the video, I discuss the secret negotiations that produced the agreeme…