The American intelligence community recently released a report warning that problems with water could destabilize various regions of the world over the next decade. The earth’s rising population, climate change, and poor water management are contributing factors. Please listen to discussions on Diane Rehm Show of April 3, 2012.
Temptation of War and the Limits of Imagination is keynote given by Marcel Kitissou at the Utica College Peace Fair in February 2003, a few days before the Iraq war began. The issues raised are is still current in domestic and international debates about war and peace, security and democracy.
The militant group Boko Haram has escalated its campaign of terror in northern Nigeria. Last year the Islamist fighters abducted nearly 300 school girls. Early this month they massacred hundreds in a border town near Chad in what Amnesty International says might be the group’s “deadliest act” so far. This week soldiers in the neighboring nation of Cameroon fought off a Boko Haram raid, raising fears of regional instability. The Nigerian government has been unable to quell the violence. Diane Rehm Show of January 14, 2015 discusses Boko Haram, the roots of the insurgency and what can be done.
And, also, listen to Adotei Akwei of Amenesty International on “All Things Considered,” January 16, 2015
In Foresight Africa Report 2015, published by the Brookings Institution in January 2015, Dr. Jideofor Adibe reviews the issues, gives the political background of the candidates and their parties and explains the complexities of the 2015 presidential election in the continent’s most populous country and biggest economy.
For Dr. Adibe, this presidential election is crucial for the survival of Nigeria as a nation and for the stability of the region.