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Understanding the World Around You

It is important to learn more about the world we live in, and "to know the causes of things". This knowledge shapes the kind of global and national citizens we are and influences our future. Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu provide countless pages of captivating and thought-provoking material. His books deal with international economics,  development and politics, as well as international law. All of his books are available at These books include:

  • Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy's 'Last Frontier' Can Prosper and Matter
  • Bretton Woods: The Next 70 Years
  • Global Justice: The Politics of War Crimes Trials
  • Rwanda's Genocide: The Politics of Global Justice

Emerging Africa

A rare and timely intervention from Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, on development in Africa. To many, Africa is the new frontier. As the West lies battered by financial crisis, Africa is seen as offering limitless opportunities for wealth creation in the march of globalization. But what is Africa to today's Africans? Are its economies truly on the rise? And what is its likely future?

In this pioneering book, leading international strategist Kingsley Moghalu challenges conventional wisdoms about Africa's quest for growth. Drawing on philosophy, economics, and strategy, he ranges from capitalism to technological innovation, finance to foreign investment, and from human capital to world trade to offer a new vision of transformation. Ultimately, he demonstrates how Africa's progress in the 21st century will require nothing short of the reinvention of the African mindset. This book is also available at

Emerging Africa

Bretton Woods: The Next 70 Years 

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Bretton Woods: The Next 70 Years (New York: Reiventing Bretton Woods Committee, 2015) (co-author, with Joseph Stiglitz, Justin Yifu Lin, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Thomas Jordan, Harihuko Kuroda and others)

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Global Justice

After a controversial war in which he was ousted and captured by United States forces, Saddam Hussein was arraigned before a war crimes tribunal. Slobodan Milosevic died midway through his contentious trial by an international war crimes tribunal at The Hague. Calls for intervention and war crimes trials for the massacres and rapes in Sudan's Darfur region have been loud and clear, and the United States remains fiercely opposed to the permanent International Criminal Court.

Are war crimes trials impartial, apolitical forums? Has international justice for war crimes become an entrenched aspect of globalization? In Global Justice, Moghalu examines the phenomenon of war crimes trials from an unusual, political perspective — that of an "anarchical" international society. He argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, war crime trials are neither motivated nor influenced solely by abstract notions of justice. Instead, war crimes trials are the product of the interplay of political forces that have led to an inevitable clash between globalization and sovereignty on the sensitive question of who should judge war criminals.

From Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm to the Japanese Emperor Hirohito, from the trials of Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, and Charles Taylor to Belgium's attempts to enforce the contested doctrine of "universal jurisdiction," Moghalu renders a compelling tour de force of one of the most controversial subjects in world politics. He argues that, though it was necessary, international justice has run into a crisis of legitimacy. While international trials will remain a policy option, local or regional responses to mass atrocities will prove more durable.

Rwanda's Genocide

In Rwanda's Genocide, Kingsley Moghalu provides an engrossing account and analysis of the international political brinkmanship embedded in the quest for international justice for Rwanda's genocide. He takes us behind the scenes to the political and strategic factors that shaped a path-breaking war crimes tribunal, and demonstrates why the trials at Arusha, like Nuremberg, Tokyo, and the Hague, are more than just prosecutions of culprits, but also politics by other means. This is the first serious book on the politics of justice for Rwanda's genocide. Moghalu tells this gripping story with the authority of an insider, elegant and engaging writing, and intellectual mastery of the subject matter.

Rwanda's Genocide