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May 3, 2021

Nigeria
In a Reversal, Nigeria Wants U.S. Africa Command Headquarters in Africa

On April 27, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in a virtual meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, requested that the United States move the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa. The request marks a reversal of official Nigerian opposition—first made public twelve years ago—to AFRICOM plans to move to the continent.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seen on a television screen speaking during a virtual visit to the U.S. State Department, in which he spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

June 17, 2014

China
Podcast: A Conversation with Evan Medeiros

Asia Unbound is proud to announce a new podcast series. Our first guest is Special Advisor to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council Evan Medeiros. I spo…

Evan Medeiros, National Security Council, spoke on the importance of remembering how far the United States and China has come in their relationship since 1972 on March 28, 2014, at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institute. (Paul Morigi Photography/Brookings Institute). This image has been resized. See license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/legalcode.

April 6, 2017

China
RMB Globalization, Once "Unstoppable," Heads Into Reverse

    “The globalisation of the [Chinese RMB] seems remorseless and unstoppable,” the Economist pronounced in April 2014.  A year later, a research-grant foundation asked me (Benn) to review …

RMB Globalization, Once "Unstoppable," Heads Into Reverse

June 22, 2010

Capital Flows
Beware the “Reverse Conundrum”

Foreign ownership of U.S. assets, particularly Treasury bonds, has increased significantly over the last two decades. Foreigners now own 57% of outstanding U.S. Treasurys, up from 37% in 1997. The …

Beware the “Reverse Conundrum”

March 8, 2021

Democracy
Democracy Is Down, but Not Out

Fewer than 20 percent of the globe’s inhabitants now live in a “free” country today. What might be done to reverse the autocratic tide?

A single anti-Thai government protester stands in front of a line of police, throwing a liquid during a clash with riot police after protesters showed up at a rally for Myanmar's democracy outside the embassy, in Bangkok, Thailand on February 1, 2021.

September 8, 2021

Guinea
Coups are Back in West Africa

The coup in Guinea deposed Alpha Conde, who had been elected in less-than-credible elections.

Several men in military uniform ride in the back of a military pickup through the streets. Supporters line the streets with their arms outstretched.

March 30, 2013

Asia
Is Democracy in Reverse?

In today’s Los Angeles Times, longtime foreign correspondent Carol Williams poses a wide-ranging series of questions about my new book Democracy in Retreat. You can see the whole interview here.

An anti-government protester sits in front of riot police near the Government house in Bangkok on November 24, 2012.

March 30, 2007

Emerging Markets
Reverse globalization

The phrase the “uphill flow of capital” seems to have caught on.  It is a vivid way of describing a world where poor countries finance rich countries.   Or, a bit more accurately, China and some no-l…

December 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: What if Globalization Reverses?

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

 People protest on a street in Kano before the suspension of a nationwide strike by labour unions 16/01/2012.

July 8, 2016

Afghanistan
Guest Post: Preventing a Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan

Jared Wright is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan at…

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