Introduction: National Security Issues The National Security Strategy for the United States of America (US) is premised on securing national borders and its interests, plus those of its allies, abroad. Threats against the US and its allies emanate from both non-state and state actors located on the African continent. Non-state threats take the form ofContinue reading “Peacekeeping and Counter-terrorism Campaigns in the West African Sahel and The Horn of Africa: The United States’ Perspective “
SUMMARY OF THE DISCUSSION The discussion kicked off with a brief introduction of our distinguished speaker, Professor Damilola Olawuyi, and our amiable moderator Dr. Jason McSparren. The topic was one that is long overdue, only to be validated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria as a nation and Africa as a continent has not lived upContinue reading “The Green Room: Episode 1: Is the Extractive Industry a Burden or Opportunity for Sustainable Development?”
Jason J. McSparren The EITI (www.eiti.org) – The global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources – is arguably the most prominent global governance intervention applied to the extractive sectors. Since its inception in 2002, the EITI has targeted official corruption and fiscal mismanagement in the extractive sectors by reinforcing democraticContinue reading “The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Africa Mining Vision (AMV): Policy Tools for Natural Resource-based Development”
The value chains of the African mining sectors underwent structural transformation in the 1980s and increasing in the 90s as western-based mining and energy interests capitalized on the liberal ‘globalization’ era. Perhaps, the Africa Mining Vision plays a role in a realignment of current structures as states maneuver to gain a greater percentage of sharedContinue reading “Developmental State and New Regionalisms in the African Context”
Under Construction. 😊
Water is Life. Drought is Death.
The first picture is of the back of the building and the remainder of the pictures are of the front.
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS Jason J. McSparren 12.12.2019 (2) Quincy, MA The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global governance policy that adds a layer of transparency-as-governance over the fiscal regime of natural resource producing states. [More on this initiative later]. The policy program was initially focused on revenue transfers withinContinue reading “GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS”