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August 22, 2019

Nigeria
Home to Over Half the Population, Nigeria's Cities Continue to Boom

At independence in 1960, Lagos had an estimated population of 763,000; today it is about 13 million. Together with Lagos state, the population reaches 21 million. While Lagos is by far the largest city in Nigeria, security concerns, rural poverty, and hopes for greater economic opportunity are driving people to cities all over the country.

People, buses, and motorbikes move along roads on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria in front of skyscrapers.

September 19, 2017

Nigeria
Fifty Years Later: U.S. Intelligence Shortcomings in the Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil war, which lasted from July 1966 to January 1970, remains the most significant event in the country’s post-independence history in ways reminiscent of the American Civil War. In th…

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December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
#MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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June 21, 2018

Religion
Divinely Divided: How Christianity and Islam Coexist in Nigeria

Alexander J. Thurston, Olufemi O. Vaughan, and John Campbell discuss how Christianity and Islam coexist in Nigeria.

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November 15, 2012

Trade
Obama's New Cabinet: Time for a Strong Commerce Secretary

As President Obama mulls over the appointments for his second term cabinet, there’s one job that deserves a much higher priority than it’s had in the recent past: the Commerce Secretary. Commerce sec…

The U.S. Commerce Department (ncindc/Flickr).

July 19, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Simpson and Bowles Campaign to Fix the Debt

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have founded a non-partisan organization to advocate for budgetary reform, the Campaign to Fix the Debt. The organization will focus on policy development and educatio…

Alan Simpson (L) and Erskine Bowles (R), co-founders of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, speak at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Jobs for America Summit 2010" in Washington, July 14, 2010 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

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October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Bob Kaiser and Norm Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the current system.

October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Robert G. Kaiser and Norman J. Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the cur…