Sub-Saharan Africa

 
  • Book
    Perilous Desert: Insecurity in the Sahara
    Frederic Wehrey, Anouar Boukhars April 17, 2013 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    The Sahara suffers from a perfect storm of weaknesses. Foreign assistance that relies exclusively on counterterrorism will only exacerbate the problems.

     
  • Paper
    The Paranoid Neighbor: Algeria and the Conflict in Mali

    As the crisis in Mali threatens to grow into a full-fledged regional security and humanitarian nightmare, nervous neighboring countries are looking to Algeria to lead a conflict management effort.

     
  • Paper
    Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Sahara Region
    Wolfram Lacher September 13, 2012 عربي

    State complicity with organized crime is at the heart of instability in the Sahel and Sahara region, fomenting conflict and fueling the rise of al-Qaeda.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Whither Africa?
    Uri Dadush, Shimelse Ali March 3, 2011

    After stagnating for decades, economic growth in Africa has accelerated, but maintaining this rapid growth is far from guaranteed. Policy makers must build on past successes and tackle tough reforms before the world’s poorest continent can make sustained economic progress.

     
  • Report
    The Impact of the Doha Round on Kenya
    Eduardo Zepeda, Mohamed Chemingui, Hedi Bchir, Stephen Karingi, Christopher Onyango, Bernadette Wanjala November 4, 2009

    The ongoing Doha Round of trade negotiations could improve Kenya’s competitive position in processed food and agriculture, but long-term development requires the strengthening of other economic sectors.

     
  • Book
    Book Review: A Swamp Full of Dollars
    September 5, 2009 Financial Times

    Author Michael Peel offers a 360-degree look at Nigeria, a country he describes as a "brittle motor of 21st-century capitalism." As Peel documents, the root of Nigeria's troubles springs from the ground: oil.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Africa's Big States: Toward a New Realism
    Marina Ottaway, Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills January 28, 2004

    Countries with a combination of a large land mass and a sizeable population tend to be chronically unstable politically and economically. Allowing their problems to fester, the case all too often in the past, is a source of continuing hardship to their citizens and neighbors alike. The international community needs to consider a new approach to the problems of these nations.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    Less Is Better: An Agenda for Africa
    Marina Ottaway December 19, 2000

    In the 1990s, the Clinton administration led the international community in pursuit of a grand vision of reforming African countries into modern free-market democracies. That vision, however, was a poor match for the reality of conflict and stagnation on the ground. U.S. resources fell short of the rhetoric, and the policy yielded few results.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The EU and International Conflicts
    Richard Youngs April 15, 2014

    The EU is unveiling a number of new initiatives to improve its approach to peace building. But it still needs to do more to tackle the deep-rooted causes of conflict.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Price for Angola’s Oil and Diamonds?
    Judy Dempsey October 10, 2013

    The case of an Angolan journalist who faces criminal charges for exposing human rights abuses in his country will be an important test case for the EU’s human rights strategy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Link Between Government Corruption and the Rise of Terrorist Groups
    Sarah Chayes June 12, 2014 WBEZ’s Worldview

    Government corruption is an important factor in the rise of violent extremism. Syria, Ukraine, and Nigeria are important contemporary examples.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Is $20 Billion in Missing Oil Wealth the Explanation for Extremist Group Boko Haram?
    Sarah Chayes March 13, 2014 Public Radio International

    In recent weeks, a Nigerian official went on record alleging that some $20 billion of his country’s oil revenue had gone missing in just the past 18 months.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Emerging Markets Unite!
    Uri Dadush March 29, 2013 Brian Lehrer Show

    A new initiative by the BRICS coalition of emerging countries, intended to establish a new development bank, will rival traditional development groups such as the IMF and World Bank and may shift the balance of power of the world's economy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Power Outage
    Moisés Naím March 26, 2013 BBC World News America

    Power has become more fleeting and transient, with a number of different kinds of constraints limiting the abilities of those in power, whether countries, corporations, churches, or armies.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Islamists in the Sahel
    Anouar Boukhars January 17, 2013 WBEZ's Worldview

    The conflict in northern Mali cannot be solved by a military solution alone. Any effort to end the violence will have to utilize diplomatic and political components to address the grievances of the groups that have taken up arms.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Next World Bank President
    Uri Dadush April 16, 2012 BBC World News

    The new World Bank president, an American once again, was selected through a process that was far from competitive. However, the presence of two developing world candidates in this year's field may be a sign that the tide is turning.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The World Bank Head Hunt
    Uri Dadush April 5, 2012 CNN

    Over three dozen ex-World Bank officials have backed Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's bid for the World Bank's presidency. But does she stand a real chance of becoming the institution's first non-U.S. leader?

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Inside the World Bank
    Uri Dadush March 3, 2012 C-SPAN

    Over the past several decades, the World Bank has broadened its approach to growth and poverty reduction by moving beyond hard infrastructure initiatives to systemic reforms in education and health care and the development of social safety nets.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    President Bush on BBC World News America
    February 14, 2008
     

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