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January 2, 2018

Nigeria
Lord Lugard Created Nigeria 104 Years Ago

Lord Frederick Lugard, in a bid to simplify his colonial duties and subsidize his northern territory with his southern territory, signed a piece of paper on January 1, 1914 and created the political space that is Nigeria.

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November 20, 2017

China
China, Credit, and the Current Account

Arguing China’s credit growth is too high in effect is arguing that the post-crisis fall in China’s external surplus isn’t sustainable.

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June 15, 2017

Religion
The Rise of Ethnonationalism and the Future of Liberal Democracy

I recently moderated a panel for the 2017 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop. The panel featured Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra, and together we discussed the rise of eth…

Counter-protesters at anti-Sharia rally

June 6, 2017

China
Beijing's Silk Road Goes Digital

Rachel Brown is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The pageantry at last month’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing highlighted the two major prongs of China’s B…

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May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

April 6, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of Congress declaring war on Germany, thereby thrusting the United States into the Great War, or what we know today as World War I. The vote was a major turn…

Architect Joe Weishaar adjusts flags in honor of the fallen Washington area WWI veterans on Veterans Day at DC War Memorial in Washington

March 27, 2017

United States
Bill Maher Makes Us Dumber: How Ignorance, Fear and Stupid Pop-Culture Clichés Shape Americans’ View of the Middle East

Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we're also fearful, stupid and wrong.

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March 16, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
International Studies Association Panel: Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

As part of CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative, I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel on inequality and the rise of authoritarianism with Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel …

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February 3, 2017

China
Trump and Chinese Investment, Pakistan’s Missiles, Indian Lychee Illness, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Trump doesn’t like China, but does he like Chinese money? President Donald…

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February 1, 2017

Privacy
China’s Big Data Push Runs Into Orwell and Red Tape

Lorand Laskai is a research associate in Asia studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow him @lorandlaskai.  Like most policymakers around the world, the leadership of the C…