Nigeria: the Next Superpower?
The most populous country in its continent. A hegemon in its region. A defender of multilateral institutions and bilateral relationships. If this were North America, people would immediately think the United States. But in Africa, the rising liberal and democratic power is Nigeria. Since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, Nigeria has seen itself as the arbiter for pan-Africanism, frequently sending foreign aid to other countries while unfortunately receiving li
The Faux Politics of Corporate Spending
Campaign finance is something we hear about every day. If Congress votes against legislation that clearly enjoys support from the population, the immediate — and reasonable — reaction is to look at the companies and the individuals donating to members of Congress who voted against said legislation. After a mass shooting, people immediately — and, once again, reasonably — look to the NRA as an impeding force for change. I’m no different; in a column written in an angry haze fo