November 21, 2019Nigeria
The 1999 transition of Nigeria from military to civilian, democratic government, is a defining moment in Nigerian history, representing the beginning of the longest, uninterrupted government since independence in 1960. But what exactly transpired during the period of transition, which began in earnest with the death of military dictator Sani Abacha in1998, is not entirely clear. Max Siollun, in a fascinating study of the period, Nigeria’s Soldiers of Fortune, has done us a service by illuminating some of the behind-the-scenes machinations of that period, and putting to bed some of the rumors that passed for history.
November 21, 2019G20 (Group of Twenty)
Group of Twenty foreign ministers convene in Nagoya, Japan, district council elections are held in Hong Kong amid rampant and ever-growing protests, and NATO leaders hold a meeting in London.
November 19, 2019Election 2020
In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Rajan Menon and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. policy toward …
November 14, 2019Russia
Russia’s Sergei Magnitsky is remembered ten years after his death, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper travels to Southeast Asia, and the fifth Democratic presidential debate is held in Atlanta.
November 12, 2019Election 2020
In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Robert Malley and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran.
November 7, 2019Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House, Spaniards hold their fourth general election in four years, and the United States continues trade …
November 5, 2019China
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai discusses the potential for surveillance and espionage if equipment from Chinese telecommunications companies, including Huawei and ZTE, is u…