Matthew T. Page provides in-depth analysis on security, governance and socioeconomic issues in Nigeria.
Prior to joining the Africa Programme, Matthew was the US intelligence community’s top Nigeria expert, serving with the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Defense Intelligence Agency and Marine Corps Intelligence.
He also served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Africa on the National Intelligence Council.
Matthew is a non-resident fellow with the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja and travels frequently to Nigeria to speak, conduct research, and engage with government officials and civil society.
He received his BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford and his MA in War Studies from King’s College London.
Areas of expertise
- Boko Haram
- US Africa Policy
|2017-present||Non-resident fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development (Abuja)|
|2016-present||Adviser, Transparency International Defence and Security Programme|
|2015-16||International affairs fellow, Council on Foreign Relations|
|2012-16||Nigeria analyst, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State|
|2010-12||Senior analyst for West Africa, US Defense Intelligence Agency|
|2008-10||Deputy national intelligence officer for Africa, US National Intelligence Council|
|2003-08||West Africa analyst, US Marine Corps Intelligence|
- Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know with John Campbell, Oxford University Press, June 2018
- Donald Trump wants to lead a 21st century scramble for Africa - but he doesn’t know how Quartz Africa, September 2017
- Weaponising Transparency: Nigerian Defence Procurement Reform As a Counterterrorism Strategy with Eva Anderson, Transparency International, 2017
- (Re)Emerging Threats to Nigeria's Petroleum Sector Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy, 2016
- Five Reasons Washington Should Rethink Selling Warplanes to Nigeria War on the Rocks, November 2016