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June 14, 2019

Nigeria
Distinguished Nigerian Ambassador Elected President of UNGA

On June 4, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) elected Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande its president for the 2019–2020 term. The presidency rotates between representatives of the five regional groups in …

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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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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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July 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Delaware, the Onshore Tax Haven

Delaware is the legal home of nearly half of all U.S. public corporations, though that home is often a simple dropbox (NYT). In 2011, corporations paid roughly $860 million in taxes and fees to the s…

1209 N. Orange Street in Wilmington, Delaware, is the legal address of over 285,000 separate businesses (Wikimedia Commons).

October 9, 2012

Economics
Venezuelan Election Roundup

On Sunday Hugo Chávez won his third presidential term. With 55 percent of the total vote, he bested opponent Henrique Capriles by almost 11 percent. With the dust now settling and celebrations or mou…

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April 26, 2011

Economics
The Beginning (and End) of a Free Trade Agenda

An employee arranges cotton in a textile factory in Bello, Antioquia province, Colombia (Albeiro Lopera / Courtesy Reuters). In Washington the final negotiations for the three long-awaited free trad…

An employee arranges cotton in a textile factory in Bello, Antioquia province, Colombia (Albeiro Lopera / Courtesy Reuters).

June 7, 2016

China
Podcast: Environmental Degradation and Political Change in China

China’s economic miracle has imposed tremendous social costs.  In December 2015, as levels of PM2.5—the deadliest airborne particles—were forecast to be more than twenty times the level considered sa…

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January 6, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Buhari Moves to Fix Deficiencies in Fight Against Boko Haram

Nigerian security service abuses have been a driver of recruitment for Boko Haram, the radical, jihadist movement that seeks to destroy the secular state. Abuses have reflected poor leadership, poor …

Buhari Fixes

December 1, 2015

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2016

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fifteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the octocentenni…

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