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June 6, 2018

Nigeria
Large Jailbreak in Nigeria, Culprits Currently Unknown

Over two hundred inmates reportedly escaped the central-Nigerian prison, of whom government sources say thirty have been recaptured.

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March 15, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The UN Secretary-General's Call for Regulating Cyberwar Raises More Questions Than Answers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently complained about the lack of rules for state activity in cyberspace. His statements raised a few eyebrows, especially given that successive UN groups ha…

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January 19, 2018

Olympics
The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

Lighting the Olympic Torch

March 29, 2012

Kenya
Election Monitoring: Power, Limits, and Risks

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, Judith Kelley examines the achievements, shortcomings, and drawbacks of international election monitoring, arguing that it merits both enthusiasm and healthy skep…

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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May 18, 2018

United States
The Reality of Modern Slavery

From debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

Play Modern Slavery

November 29, 2016

Development
Five Questions About Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

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March 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Access to Financial Services and Women’s Economic Empowerment

  Women’s financial inclusion is positively correlated with economic growth at both the household and global levels. Yet women at the bottom of the pyramid are 28 percent less likely than men to h…

Podcast Access to Financial Services - Image

September 8, 2009

Nigeria
Understanding the Armed Groups of the Niger Delta

Overview Nigeria’s underdeveloped but oil-rich Niger Delta region currently is the site of a crippling insurgency. Fueled by a complex mixture of protest, crime, and political corruption, the netw…