Olusegun Obasanjo, a retired general of the Nigerian Army, was president of Nigeria from 1976 until 1979. He was recently released from prison. (September 1998)

The Country of Anything Goes

The author, a retired general of the Nigerian Army, was president of Nigeria from 1976 until 1979, when he handed over power to the winner of a national election, the only Nigerian military leader to have done so. Arrested and imprisoned by General Sani Abacha in 1995, he was recently …

A UN Volunteer Force—The Prospects

Editors’ Note: In the June 10 issue Brian Urquhart, former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations, proposed that a UN volunteer military force be organized to meet the need for an “international volunteer force, willing, if necessary, to fight hard to break the cycle of violence at an early stage in …