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James Barnett

James Barnett

James Barnett is a Fulbright researcher in Nigeria affiliated with the University of Lagos and the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja. He is also a nonresident fellow with the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

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No Respite on Ukraine’s Bloody Southern Front

No Respite on Ukraine’s Bloody Southern Front

“A war against Ukraine’s people.” In both Mykolaiv and the vital port city of Odesa, incessant bombardment has become a fact of life, with many waiting for the war to get worse.

James Barnett
Lviv Prepares for More War While Sheltering Refugees

Lviv Prepares for More War While Sheltering Refugees

It is tempting to take for granted that western Ukraine will be spared the full horrors of this war, particularly in light of Russia’s stalled or reversed advances further east. But the truth is that no one has any idea what Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to do next. And that is frightening.

James Barnett
The Bandit Warlords of Nigeria

The Bandit Warlords of Nigeria

Northwestern Nigeria is suffering from a devastating conflict that most observers are still struggling to characterize. The violence has received far less international attention than the jihadist insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast, perhaps in part because these militants defy easy categorization.

James Barnett