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June 19, 2018

Nigeria
As Army Calls on Displaced Nigerians to Return Home, Terrorist Attacks Rock Damboa

The attack occurred on the same day that the Nigerian chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, publicly said that Boko Haram is no longer a threat and urged internally displaced persons to return home.

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February 27, 2019

Energy and Environment
“Perceptions” about Oil or Demand Realities?

Amin Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, whose shareholder is a sovereign nation, weighed in this week with a warning against U.S. and European activist shareholders who are making deman…

The chief executive of Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 13, 2017

February 4, 2019

Japan
Japan-South Korea Tensions Spur the Need for Courage and Creativity

This post is co-authored with Brad Glosserman, deputy director of and visiting professor at the Tama University Center for Rule Making Strategies and senior advisor for Pacific Forum. Scott A. Snyder…

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January 26, 2011

Egypt
Protests Rock Egypt

It’s 2am and I am finally back in my hotel.  It’s been an extraordinary day.  Tens of thousands of Egyptians—perhaps more—took to the streets across the country to demand change.  Even the “Red Sea R…

March 30, 2008

Economics
Rock Chalk Jayhawk

There is one big reason why haven’t quite gotten around to focusing on the economic data and financial market moves this weekend.Next Saturday is going to be interesting. UCLA-Memphis and Kansas-No…

December 27, 2018

Cameroon
Dim Outlook for Peace Talks Between Separatist Rebels and Cameroon

Cameroon is spiraling downward, with fighting between rebels in the Anglophone regions (the Northwest and Southwest regions) and President Paul Biya’s security forces intensifying.

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August 22, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: NYC Rocked by Subway's Controlled Blast

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side often are often inconvenienced by the $4.45 billion project to build the Second Avenue subway line, but yesterday an intentional underground explosion brought…

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March 18, 2013

Americas
Emerging Voices: Katie Rock on Empowering Girls Through Sports

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Katie Rock, a human rights a…

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November 2, 2018

Nigeria
Dozens Reportedly Killed as Nigerian Military Fires on Shia Protesters

Between October 27 and 30, protesters from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), a Shia religious organization led by the pro-Iranian Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, clashed with security services in and around Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The IMN reported that Nigerian security services had killed at least forty of its members during the marches.

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November 1, 2018

Human Rights
Abusive Military Partners: What Can the U.S. Do About It?

Abuses committed by African militaries in the fight against Boko Haram have raised important questions about U.S. military involvement in the conflict, particularly the debate about U.S. military assistance and the role of the nearly 1,800 U.S. personnel across West and Central Africa.

A Nigerien security agent participates in a simulated raid on a militant camp during the U.S. sponsored Flintlock exercises in Ouallam, Niger, April 18, 2018.