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February 20, 2024

A Tragedy Sixty-Four Years in the Making

The crisis in Nigeria offers a rare opportunity to rethink the moral foundations of the Nigerian state.

Members of the Nigerian Labor Union march during a protest against fuel price hikes and rising costs, in Abuja, Nigeria on August 2, 2023.

December 14, 2016

Defense and Security
The Politics of Proliferation: A Conversation with Matthew Fuhrmann

I spoke with Matthew Fuhrmann, associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University, visiting associate professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperatio…


December 21, 2023

United States
Ten Elections to Watch in 2024

Dozens of countries, constituting half the world’s population, will hold elections in 2024. Here are ten to watch.

Indo elections

February 16, 2024

United States
Campaign Roundup: Donald Trump Says He Will Not Protect “Delinquent” NATO Members

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: The forty-fifth president says he will encourage Russia to attack NATO countries who don’t spend en…

Trump Photo

December 4, 2012

Matthew Marr: Two Improbable Locales for Japanese Optimism

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Two decades of …

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

April 6, 2016

Five Things Washington Should Do to Help Latin America Curb Corruption

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Richard Messick, an anticorruption specialist. It is based on a talk he gave at a CFR roundtable on March 24 hosted by Matthew M. Taylor, adjunct senior fellow for La…

Paraguayan prosecutors Galeano, Espinoza and Chief Prosecutor Zacarias hold a news conference in Asuncion

January 10, 2024

Religious Rumblings

Nigerians are increasingly frustrated with the Bola Tinubu administration, none more so than Nigerian Christians.

Churchgoers in Nigeria worship in white clothing in a room of about fifty to one hundred members.