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Is Northern Nigeria a Breading Ground for Terrorism?

By: Salem Abraham* Long before the kidnapping of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls, the mass killings of over 20,000 individuals, and the displacement of 2.3 million people, Boko Haram’s rise within the ranks of global terrorism came as little to no surprise to observers of the region. Just recently, the New York Times ranked Boko Haram as … Continue reading

The U.S. Drone Program: Targeted Killings and the Principle of Distinction

By: John Balbona* An important issue facing the United States (U.S.) and the international community as a whole is the role that unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as “drones,” should play in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, whether the use of drones for targeted killings of non-state actors within foreign countries is permissible by international … Continue reading

Trouble on the Frontier: The Uncertainties Plaguing New Entrants to Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry

By: John Baker*             Introduction New entrants to Africa’s oil and gas industry have tough times ahead. Oil and gas prices have been in free fall for the past year.[1] The effects are widespread and recovery is uncertain. This has had a marked effect on frontier countries struggling to begin monetizing recent oil and gas … Continue reading