UN Millennium Development Goals: Good intentions with bad consequences

The Millennium Development Goals represent a well-meaning but extremely misguided attempt to assist…


Why Pandemics, such as Ebola, are Threats to Regional and National Security.

Sara E. Davies. Pandemics are for the most part disease outbreaks that become widespread as a…


Industrialization And Economic Growth in Africa

*Hinh Dinh, a Chief Economist at the World Bank, makes a compelling argument in this article. By…


Would Higher Salaries For Civil Servants In Developing Countries Serve As Effective Countermeasure To Bureaucratic Corruption?

CASADE EDITORIAL COMMENTARY. As a countermeasure, yes; but must be complemented with other relevant…


Conference on Global Warming in Lima a Disappointment

Environmentalists have lampooned the outcomes of the recently-concluded Conference of Parties (COP)…


President Obasanjo makes his case on Nigerian Security, Politics, and Development

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, in a speech given in Abuja on November 26, 2014, once…


Is it time for African nation-states to invite foreign intervention in the campaign against terrorism? The case of Boko Haram

As extreme militant Islamists, inspired by ‘Salifist jihadism’ and nurtured by domestic…


African Economic Renaissance: The Role of Social Institutions

The months of March, and May, 2014 were particularly exciting for economists, policy makers and…


The Dutch Disease Syndrome and Choice of Governance: The Nigerian Experience.

John O. Ifediora. If country-specific data, and the statistical analysis based on them are good…


The Shackling Effects of Bureaucratic Corruption, And New Tools to Recover National Assets

To argue that misappropriation of social resources is the norm in both developed and emerging…