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December 15, 2020

Nigeria
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event With John Campbell

John Campbell discusses his new book, Nigeria and the Nation-State. Nigeria is Africa's largest economy and is projected to be the third most populous country in the world by 2050, yet its democratic…

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July 28, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With John Campbell

Please join John Campbell for a discussion on Nigeria, its history, colonial legacy, and strategic importance to the United States. Ambassador Campbell argues that Nigeria is the African country o…

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August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

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March 4, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Election, With John Campbell

John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the recent election in Nigeria.

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April 21, 2011

Nigeria
CFR’s Campbell: Sounding the Alarm on Boko Haram

CFR’s John Campbell says deteriorating economic and social conditions in Northern Nigeria are behind the recurring upsurge in Boko Haram’s activity. Campbell cautions that the circumstances enabling …

April 21, 2011

Democracy
CFR’s Campbell: Niger Delta Insurrection Threatens Nigeria’s Stability

CFR’s Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies John Campbell discusses the importance of Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta to U.S. interests and highlights the need for a political solution.

December 1, 2020

Nigeria
Nigeria and the Nation-State

Former Ambassador John Campbell illustrates the history and importance of Nigeria, a country too often overlooked by the West.

March 8, 2013

Wars and Conflict
New From CFR: John Campbell on Failing States

On his blog this week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell reviewed a new report on U.S. policy toward failing states. As Campbell explains: Around one billion people live in fragile or failing states. …

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November 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on Africa’s Outlook

Yesterday on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell reviewed a piece by Simon Freemantle of Standard Bank Research on “whether the Africa glass is half full or half empty.” As Campbell writes: I …

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August 30, 2012

Wars and Conflict
New from CFR: John Campbell on Mali and Nigeria

This week on his blog, CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell discussed the humanitarian crisis in Mali and polio in Nigeria. Writing on Mali, he took stock of malnutrition and displacement, along with the …

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