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October 10, 2022

Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy
Is Igbo Separatism Dead?

Peter Obi’s ascendance appears to have ripped up the Igbo self-determination playbook.

A flag is painted on a dirty wall with a barbed wire in the background. The flag is with a red, black, and green stripe. In the center of the flag, there is a half of a yellow sun rising.

September 19, 2022

Nigeria
Will Obi Reinvigorate the Nigerian Labor Movement?

The alliance between Peter Obi and the Labour Party in Nigeria disguises a fundamental conflict in their political and economic outlook.

Peter Obi, a candidate for the upcoming Nigerian presidential election, sits on a brown chair and gestures. A framed photograph depicting himself hangs next to his brown chair.

May 22, 2012

Education
Peter Thiel and the Great College Debate

Should more Americans go to college? I would have thought the answer is an unequivocal yes. The evidence is overwhelming that college graduates have lower unemployment rates, earn far more money, and…

Co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel speaks during a news conference in Washington in October 2011 (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters).

October 25, 2016

Political History and Theory
Military Endorsements and Civ-Mil Relations: A Conversation with Peter Feaver

Last week, I spoke with Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy at Duke University and fellow columnist on ForeignPolicy.com. We talk about how he became interested as a grad s…

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August 25, 2005

Capital Flows
Peter Galbraith and Iraq

I think the folks over at TPM Café are right: David Brooks' latest New York Times column is a real flip-flop.  He has gone from celebrating the United States firm commitment to universal democrat…

November 7, 2022

Political Transitions
Theory from the South?

Much more than material support for the democratic process, Africa—and the developing world—needs the United States to reaffirm its commitment to democratic principles.

Nigeria's then incoming President Muhmmadu Buhari accepts his new role as Nigerian President as others look on.

June 22, 2012

Asia
Review of Peter Popham’s Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi

Over the past week, Aung San Suu Kyi has been on a global tour, finally accepting the accolades she won but was unable to receive in person, meeting with longtime supporters in Europe, and giving wha…

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi walk in the rose garden at Chequers, the Prime Minister's official country residence in Buckinghamshire, southern England June 22, 2012.

July 5, 2022

Nigeria
A Gathering Dis-OBI-dience

The proverbial “Third Force” in Nigerian politics is finally making itself heard, but its chances of causing an upset are slim.

A man in a voting registration crowd in Nigeria points at the camera and is pictured in front of a youth vote poster.

August 8, 2022

Nigeria
A Religious Dilemma

Nigerian Christians must decide whether to cut or thrust

A man holds a palm cross in his hands during a Catholic church service.

July 25, 2022

Nigeria
Will Economic Collapse Precede Political Transition in Nigeria?

Nigeria is staring down the barrel of financial bankruptcy.

A man is outside of his car looking at a long line of vehicles in line for petrol at a gas station in Nigeria.