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September 14, 2018

Financial Markets
The Dangerous Myth We Still Believe About the Lehman Brothers Bust

The new consensus about the cause of the 2008 financial crisis is seductive — and misleading. Sebastian Mallaby presents an alternative opinion.

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City.

August 29, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 18–24

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between August 18 and August 24.

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July 30, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 21–July 27

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between July 21 and July 27.

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June 27, 2018

Europe
How Europe Can Promote a Free and Open Internet

For two decades, Europe has followed the United States' lead and advocated for a “free and open” internet. The prevalence of online censorship and disinformation has severely tested that approach.

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May 16, 2018

Nigeria
Nigerian Catholic and Tiv Leaders Respond to Violence in the Middle Belt

There is now more violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt than in the northeast, where Boko Haram continues its operations. Ostensibly, violence in the Middle Belt is driven by conflict between “herders” and “farmers” over land use, ethnic and religious rivalries, and (likely but hard to prove) the agendas of rival politicians.

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March 15, 2018

Religion
Religion in China

As religious observance in China grows, the Chinese Communist Party continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to coopt state-sanctioned religious organizations.

Uighur men leave a mosque following the Eid prayers in Kashgar.

December 22, 2017

Zimbabwe
Sweet Deal for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe as Allies Face Jail or Exile

Robert Mugabe receives immunity for himself, a $10 million exit package, and protection for his wife Grace as his former allies face jail time as President Mnangagwa cracks down on the "criminals" that were allegedly behind his removal as vice president.

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November 20, 2017

Zimbabwe
Mugabe Holds On

In the face of expulsion from the ZANU-PF and an impending impeachment vote, Mugabe is still refusing to relinquish power.

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October 23, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 14 - October 20

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 14 to October 20, 2017. This update also represents violence related t…

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October 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 7 - October 13

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 7 to October 13, 2017. This update also represents violence related to…

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