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July 2, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know

John Campbell and Matthew Page provide an overview of the politics, history, and culture of Nigeria, including the threat of Boko Haram and religious conflicts.

June 21, 2018

Religion
Divinely Divided: How Christianity and Islam Coexist in Nigeria

Alexander J. Thurston, Olufemi O. Vaughan, and John Campbell discuss how Christianity and Islam coexist in Nigeria.

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July 30, 2012

Rising to the Challenge: The National Academies and Innovation Policy

Congressional leaders united in outrage earlier this month when they learned that the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team had been made in China. They would have done better to save their breath and i…

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April 23, 2018

United States
The Rise of Illiberal Democracies

Speakers discuss the growing trend toward populism around the world and the current global state of democracy.

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January 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Freedom in the World 2011

Tunisians shout slogans as they demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis on January 14, 2011 (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Freedom in the world is declining. Given Hillar…

Freedom in the World 2011

September 19, 2017

Rwanda
A Conversation With Paul Kagame of Rwanda

For further reading, please see the Foreign Affairs article “Kagame’s Unrivaled Power” by Tom Gardner, the CFR blog post “Empowering Women in Developing Economies” by Melanne Verveer and Mathilde Muk…

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April 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram in Nigeria

John Campbell, CFR's Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, discusses the Boko Haram in Nigeria case study from Model Diplomacy, politics and security in West Africa and the Sahel, and…

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Excerpt: The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs

Read an excerpt of The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs.

January 17, 2014

Central African Republic
Crisis in Central African Republic: Three Things to Know

The crisis in the Central African Republic has reignited, threatening regional long-term peace and stability unless a neutral transitional administration is formed, says CFR’s John Campbell.