UNCTAD: US-China Trade War Results In Sharp Bilateral Trade Decline

A study, Trade and Trade Diversion Effects of United States Tariffs on China, shows that the ongoing US-China trade war has resulted in a...
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Russian Connections in Albion: The ISC Report

The UK election campaign has kicked off, and merrily confused are the major candidates.  The chaotic scene was made a touch more interesting with...

In Nigeria; don’t kill yourself, please laugh

In 2017, Issa Shivji delivered the Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Issa, who taught at the...
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Walls in the Head: Ostalgia and the Berlin Wall Three Decades Later

Walls have always served a dual purpose: they keep people in, and others out.  The mentality of the wall is one of imprisonment and...
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Charter for Conservatism: The ALP Campaign Review

Reports on electoral strategies are often written in order to be avoided.  They are scripted for the express purpose of gathering dust on shelves,...

UN Moves To Assist Developing Countries Realise Economic Benefits Of Marine Resources

Some strategic trade and development agencies of the United Nations are currently locked in a project aimed at supporting developing countries in realising economic...

Nigeria: Lawmakers Spoil For War Against Oil Polluters, Promoters Of Modern Slavery

Defaulters of Nigeria’s Gas flaring laws are now going to pay for their environmental sins in the vastly polluted oil and gas region of...
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Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections

An enduring US political tradition was in evidence in Seattle recently.  Amazon had decided that the city council elections would be too important to...
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Lai Mohammed and the Social Media

I was in Maiduguri in 1992 with the current Managing Director of ‘The Nation’ newspaper, Mr Victor Ifijeh, then a political correspondent for Concord...
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Public Office Holders, Media Assistants and Their Obligations

The never-ending manner with which public office holders appoint assistants to handle information/media responsibilities have become canonical proof that proper information management is the...

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