Matthew T. Page
matthew t. page
Understanding Kleptocracy (forthcoming in 2024)
"Double Standards or Different Lenses? Comparing U.S. Approaches to the Buhari and Abacha Governments" in Wale Adebanwi (ed),
Democracy and Nigeria’s Fourth Republic
Governance, Political Economy, and Party Politics 1999–2023
(James Currey, September 2023).
Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know
(Oxford University Press, 2018).
"A Look Ahead at U.S. Nigeria Policy: Will Reality Trump Rhetoric?" in
Trump Meets Africa
(Centre for Democracy and Development, 2017), 59-66.
Security Cooperation as a Tool of Strategic Competition in Africa
(RAND, forthcoming in 2023). (co-authored)
Anticipating the Next Stage in the Battle Against Transnational Kleptocracy
(NED, 2022). (co-authored with Jodi Vittori).
Halting the Kleptocratic Capture of Local Government in Nigeria
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2022). (co-authored with Abdul Hafiz Wando)
Nigeria's Presidential Amnesty Programme: Untangling the Dependencies That Prevent it Ending
Fake Civil Society: The Rise of Pro-Government NGOs in Nigeria
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2021).
Buhari's Anti-Corruption Fight at Six Years: An Assessment
(Centre for Democracy and Development, 2021).
Innovative or Ineffective? Reassessing Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement in Nigeria
(Global Integrity, 2021).
West African Elites’ Spending on UK Schools and Universities: A Closer Look
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2021).
Dubai’s Role in Facilitating Corruption and Global Illicit Financial Flows
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2020). (
edited with Jodi Vittori
Buhari's Corruption Fight: A Five Year Assessment
(Centre for Democracy and Development, 2020).
Dubai Property: An Oasis for Nigeria’s Political Elites
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2020).
Pipeline Surveillance Contracts in the Niger Delta
(Stakeholder Democracy Network, 2019).
Counting the Votes: Ward-Level Collation during Nigeria’s 2019 Election
(Centre for Democracy and Development, 2019).
Stolen Dreams: How Corruption Negates Government Assistance to Nigeria’s Small Businesses
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2019).
From Agitators to Legislators: The Migration of Ex-Militants into Niger Delta Politics
(Stakeholder Democracy Network, 2018)
The Intersection of C
hina's Commercial Interests and Nigeria's Conflict Landscape
(US Institute of Peace, 2018).
Countdown to February 2019: A Look Ahead at Nigeria’s Looming Elections
(Chatham House, 2018).
A New Taxonomy For Corruption in Nigeria
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2018).
Camouflaged Cash: How 'Security Votes' Fuel Corruption in Nigeria
(Transparency International, 2018).
Weaponising Transparency: Nigerian Defence Procurement Reform As a Counterterrorism Strategy.
(Transparency International, 2017).
(Re)Emerging Threats to Nigeria's Petroleum Sector.
(Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy, 2016).
Improving U.S. Anti-Corruption Policy in Nigeria
. (Council on Foreign Relations, 2016).
Nigeria's Future Hinges on Its States.
(Council on Foreign Relations, 2016).
"Nigeria’s 2023 Elections Bring Anglo-American Policy Missteps Into Focus", Chatham House, March 2023 (forthcoming).
"The Two Voting Blocs That Could Transform Nigerian Politics", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 2023.
"How Russia’s Hollow Humanitarianism Hurt its Vaccine Diplomacy in Africa", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 2022.
"The Cleansing Power of Ivory Towers: How Elite Educational Institutions Legitimize Kleptocrats Children" in
Waking up to Reputation Laundering as a Mechanism for Transnational Kleptocracy
(National Endowment for Democracy, 2022).
"Nigeria’s Ambivalence to Russia’s COVID-19 Diplomacy", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 12, 2022.
"Pro-government groups helped quash Nigeria’s protests last year. Who’s really behind these groups?", The Washington Post (Monkey Cage Blog), 7 October 2021.
"Nigeria’s New Military Chiefs Face Uphill Battle", Chatham House, 10 February 2021.
"Learning from #EndSARS - A New U.S. Policy Toward Nigeria", AllAfrica, 2 November 2020.
"‘You Are Fired!’: Personalised Rule and the Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria, Tanzania and Malawi", Premium Times, 12 October 2020.
"Nigeria's Fiscal Flu", Chatham House, 12 May 2020
"Fresh perspectives on the effectiveness of anti-corruption law enforcement in Nigeria", Global Integrity, 3 March 2020.
"Is Nigeria turning around its anti-corruption enforcement?", FCPA Blog, 19 May 2020.
"Effective or falling flat? A fresh look at high-level corruption prosecutions in three African jurisdictions", Global Integrity, 20 August 2019.
"Does innovative enforcement help or hurt anti-corruption efforts?" , The FCPA Blog, 18 September 2019.
"Nigeria’s small businesses want government help, but corruption is draining it away", Quartz Africa, 2 April 2019.
"Nigeria Struggles With Security Sector Reform", Chatham House, 2 April 2019.
"Nigeria's 2019 Election: What Are We Missing?", West Africa Insight, January 2019.
"Nigeria is home to 500+ kinds of graft. Here’s a new way to think about them.", African Arguments, 14 August 2018.
"Matthew Page: A new ‘periodic table’ to classify corruption", The FCPA Blog, 22 August 2018.
"In Nigerian politics, there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies", Quartz Africa, 12 July 2018.
"From Terrorism to Talakawa: Explaining Party Turnover in Nigeria’s 2015 Elections", Review of African Political Economy, May 2018.
"Nigeria’s kleptocrats have a toxic love affair with London’s expensive real estate", Quartz Africa, 24 November 2017
"Donald Trump wants to lead a 21st century scramble for Africa—but he doesn’t know how", Quartz Africa, 21 September 2017.
"Donald Trump could be getting his US-Africa policy right by simply not having one", Quartz Africa, 9 August 2017.
"In the war on Boko Haram, is the U.S. turning a blind eye to Cameroon’s abuses?", Washington Post, 26 July 2017.
"In spite of everything, Nigerians have a weird attraction to Donald Trump", Quartz Africa, 20 July 2017.
"Five Reasons Washington Should Rethink Selling Warplanes to Nigeria", War on the Rocks, 8 November 2016.
"Corruption Hampers Nigeria’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change", World Politics Review, 1 November 2016.
"Donors Dither As Bureaucrats Exploit Nigeria's Humanitarian Crisis", AllAfrica.com, 17 October 2016.
"Nigeria’s kleptocracy has been stealing public funds forever. Here’s how to stop it.", Washington Post, 22 July 2016.
"Weak U.S. policies help Nigeria kleptocrats hide and spend their plunder", The FCPA Blog, 14 July 2016.
"Instead of Cutting Waste, Nigeria Racks Up Debt to Replace Oil Revenues", World Politics Review, 28 March 2016.
"Nigeria's Problems Are Compounded By Sub-National Debt", The Financial Times, 24 March 2016.
"Nigeria's Reform of Its State Oil Company Will Be Cosmetic Without Cutting Corrupt Ties", Quartz Africa, 11 March 2016.
"Nigeria: Buhari’s 2016 Budget Continues Use of Secretive ‘Security Votes’", African Arguments, 14 January 2016.
"Five Things President Buhari Can Do To Get His Country Back on Track", Washington Post, 2 November 2015.
Podcasts / Webinars
"The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Super Cop", Cheat Podcast, 27 September 2022.
"The Lekki Massacre Report", Nigeria Politics Weekly Podcast, 21 November 2021.
"Political Turmoil in Nigeria", Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, 29 September 2021.
"NNPC profits, NDA attacked & Doctors under attack", Nigeria Politics Weekly Podcast, 29 August 2021.
SABC Channel Africa's African Dialogue, "Militants kill dozens in northeast Nigeria", 6 May 2021.
"Obaseki v Emiefele and Pantami under fire", Nigeria Politics Weekly Podcast, 19 April 2021.
"Are UK private boarding schools & universities a possible route for PEPs to channel unexplained wealth?", Step Up Nigeria Podcast, 6 April 2021
"From Building Bombs to Building Futures: A new U.S. approach to atrocity prevention in the Sahel", Win Without War panel discussion (begins at minute 13), 10 March 2021.
"The Lekki Massacre and Its Implications", Nigeria Politics Weekly Podcast, 26 October 2020.
"Explaining the Nigerian #EndSARS Protests", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 20, 2020.
"Covid Corruption", CSIS Into Africa Podcast, 9 July 2020.
"Will improving infrastructure transparency contribute to an effective response to COVID-19?", Step Up Nigeria Podcast, June 2020.
"Nigerian Elites Buying Property in Dubai: A Conversation with Matthew Page", GOAL16 Podcast, 29 May 2020.
"Episode 52: A conversation with Matthew Page on the upcoming Nigerian elections", Ufahamu Africa, 12 January 2019.
"Podcast: What Are Some of the Most Damaging Types of Corruption?", Step Up Nigeria, 27 November 2018.
Kleptoscope: Nigeria - A Conversation at the Hay Festival 2018
"Podcast: Can Buhari Right the Ship of State?", Risk Advisory Group, 10 September 2016
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