Episode

12/7 Hilary Matfess: Is Nigeria’s Oil Curse Helping Boko Haram?

December 7, 2015

Hilary Matfess a research analyst at the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations explains the dangers in Nigeria’s new discovery of oil reserves in the Lake Chad area. The “resource curse” and Nigeria’s corruption. Coordinating security efforts against Boko Haram and why oil disputes undermine that effort and the broader effort to reform Nigeria’s oil sector.

On The Fun Half : President Obama’s address on terrorism. What President Obama believes about terrorism. Jeb Bush wants Obama to be intense! And your calls and IMs.

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