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January 18, 2024

Acts of Privation

Feeling stuck and unheeded, young Nigerians are increasingly resorting to all manner of desperate measures.

A man looks on from the doorway of his home in Lagos, Nigeria.

March 4, 2024

Chad’s “Democratic” Transition

In assessing Chad’s upcoming elections, the junta’s actions should speak louder than their words.    

Delegates wait for Chad’s transitional president General Mahamat Idriss Deby to arrive ahead of an inauguration meeting of a coalition of parties for his candidacy for the presidential election set for May, in N'Djamena, Chad on March 2, 2024.

February 26, 2024

The Case Against Military Rule

Nigeria needs a change of direction, not a change of government.  

Three members of Nigeria's defense are seated next to one another in a room that has primarily wooden walls and a wooden desk.

July 11, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Young Jews and Israel

The past year has seen a long debate about whether young American Jews are becoming alienated from Israel. This assertion was the central argument in an article and then a book by Peter Beinart, who …

October 29, 2019

Climate Change
The President's Inbox: The Coming Climate Disruption with Alice Hill

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Alice Hill, CFR’s senior fellow for climate change policy, to talk about the coming climate disruption. Alice is the coauthor of B…

Firefighters battle a wildfire north of Los Angeles on October 25.

February 27, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Algeria, Young and Old

The median age of the Algerian population is 27 years, and 46 percent of the population is under the age of 24. But its president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is 76 years old, and is now set to take anothe…

February 9, 2024

Pakistan’s Election Results: Imran Khan Claims Victory, But He’s Unlikely to Get it

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party has performed well in Pakistan’s election despite the electoral deck being stacked against it.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif gestures with his hand while holding a microphone speaking to a group.