Author Archives: Natalie Fiertz

Demanding for Justice: Mapping the Nigerian SARS Protests and Quality of Life

BY CHLOE PAN Protests in the October 2020 Nigerian End SARS movement mobilized tens of thousands of people within the country to march on the streets against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), demanding for the federal government to institute change. Their demands have also captured the attention and received support from people around the world, […]

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Nigeria Briefing: A Security Framework for the Niger Delta

By Sarah Cockey, Natalie Fiertz, Nate Haken, Patricia Taft Nasri, Wendy Wilson, Daniel Woodburn Although overall levels in violence in the Niger Delta have improved over the last five years, there are increased economic pressures which have the potential to reverse those gains unless government, civil society, and development actors work to develop a security […]

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Nigeria COVID Briefing: A Stress Test of Nigerian Resilience

By Charles Fiertz, Nate Haken, Patricia Taft Nasri, Chloe Pan, Nkasi Wodu So far, Nigeria has managed the health aspects of the COVID-19 crisis much better than many countries, certainly better than the United States, based on the number of reported cases and deaths, due to a strong and proactive approach to the prevention of […]

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Biden White House takes a wholistic approach towards #NationalSecurity, including a focus on #ClimateChange, #DemocraticValues, & #HumanRights. @patrickwquirk on why #FragileStates should be incorporated into the US policy agenda.

People who fled the violent rebellion in Central African Republic (CAR) wait for their identification process in the border town of Garoua Boulai, Cameroon January 7, 2021. Picture taken January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Joel Kouam

Why and how the National Security Strategy should address fragile states

Fragile states are less equipped to quell the spread of pandemics like COVID-19, more likely to be the source of violent conflict because of predatory...

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