On March 3, 2014, Foreign Policy Magazine featured an article written by Derek Harvey and David Jacobson titled “The U.S. End Game in Afghanistan”. The article discusses a recent survey conducted by ATR Consulting of over 4,000 Afghans. The survey’s results indicate that there are larger positive trends emerging in Afghanistan that bode well for Western […]
February 25, 2014, USF Citizenship Initiative's Conference, Modern Warfare's Complexity and the Human Dimension was aired on NPR.
On February 18-19, 2014, The Citizenship Initiative in partnership with The Ralph Bunche Institute hosted Modern Warfare’s Complexity & The Human Dimension: Implications for Policymakers, Warfighters, NGOs and the Private Sector. The conference was held at the Patel Center for Global Solutions on the University of South Florida campus.
Despite a steady stream of negative press reports coming out of Afghanistan these days, a strong indicator of success was revealed on Monday when ATR Consulting, an independent survey company, released the results of a major survey it conducted with over 4,000 Afghans between September and October 2013. ATR traveled to all corners of the country, interviewing […]
After six months or so of relative quiet in Borno state and what some believed was progress in bringing about stability to the area, the new year has seen a fresh batch of deadly attacks by the Boko Haram movement. Many in Nigeria have been outraged by the cause of the recent outbreak calling it […]
In my previous post I outlined early British involvement in Nigeria – in short the transference of sovereignty of what is now known as Nigeria to the British Crown. Early British policy had joined disparate territories and kingdoms into two Nigerian protectorates – the north and the south along with the Colony of Lagos. In […]