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Ambassador John CampbellBravo, Ukraine, Bravo!
Good evening, TAI podcast listeners! Please accept our apologies for posting this week’s episode on a Tuesday; yesterday’s Memorial Day holiday has us running a day behind.That said, we’ve got a real treat for you this week. First, host Richard Aldous speaks with Ambassador John Campbell, the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies and former ambassador to Nigeria from 2004-2007. The two discuss Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, and what this event means for the region’s Islamist revival, US involvement in the continent, and President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection hopes.Then, Richard and Lilia Shevtstova speak for a second time, today discussing Sunday’s elections in Ukraine, and what the ascension of the so-called king of chocolate to the Ukrainian presidency means for Kiev’s future vis-a-vis Moscow.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can follow our host, Richard Aldous, on Twitter @RJAldous, and John Campbell @JohnCampbellcfr.