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May 23, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria's Dangote, Africa's Richest Person, Became Rich at Home

Outside of business and financial circles, Dangote is not well known in the United States. Perhaps that is largely because his business interests—banking, cement, sugar, salt, agriculture, and manufacturing—are centered in Nigeria and Africa rather than overseas.

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January 27, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Salafism in Northern Nigeria Beyond Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Alex Thurston. Alex is the author of  Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics, and is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Ser…

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April 18, 2018

Energy and Environment
The Future of Renewable Energy

As solar and wind power costs continue to fall and deployment grows, please join our panelists as they analyze the outlook for renewable energy globally and renewable energy policies in the United St…

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February 14, 2018

Religion
Engaging Religious Communities in Countering Violent Extremism

Tarek Elgawhary, Susan Hayward, Humera Khan, and Peter Mandaville discuss engaging religious communities in countering violent extremism.

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February 14, 2013

Education
Update on the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

After the failed attempt to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in 2007, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) sponsored a report by the bipartisan Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy…

May 5, 2015

Iran
Senegal vs. Iran?

One of the oddest news stories of the week reported that: Senegal will send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition combating Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, the West…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

May 11, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

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April 6, 2017

Global
Corruption and National Security: What Has and Has Not Worked

Experts discuss how corruption affects U.S. national security and global stability, and the measures used by the U.S. government to fight corruption and promote transparency.

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