Haven’t We Done This Before? Lessons From and Recommendations for Strategic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Forum on China-Africa cooperation, 2015. Photo credit: Flickr/Government of South Africa. Judd…


Why do nations invest in international aid? Ask Norway. And China.

Dan Banik and Nikolai Hegertun. How much are acts of generosity worth in international relations?…


Africa Near the Bottom of World Bank's New Human Capital Index

Ambassador John Campbell* The World Bank has recently released its Human Capital Index, part of the…


The Importance and Urgency of a Free and Fair Election

Editorial Commentary.* At 2:30AM on February 16 few hours before polling stations were scheduled to…


Boko Haram, Nigeria's jihadist group, is gaining strength

The Economist* An old-fashioned counter-insurgency strategy is failing. A wild-eyed Nigerian…


The US and UK take a strong stand on free and fair electoral process in Nigeria. A welcome development!

John O. Ifediora, Director, and Editor-in-Chief. By all accounts Nigeria’s last presidential…


Diversity can distract us from economic inequality

Giles Fraser. According to the socialist academic Walter Benn Michaels, the reason that rich…


China's One Belt One Road Globalization Agenda

Zheping Huang. World leaders gathered in Beijing in May to hear China’s plan for global trade: the…


US Aid to Fragile States: Where Does the Money Go?

Drew D'Alelio.* By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s poor will be concentrated in fragile states, a…


Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram: The invisible hands of the same vested interests in Nigeria.

John Ifediora. Editorial Commentary. A wise soul once said, “Fool me once shame on you. Fool me…