Journal of International and Global Studies


This paper assesses Nigeria’s foreign policy in retrospect and analyzes the major unresolved issues that now exist as challenges to foreign policy in the Fourth Republic (1999-2017). As an evaluative study with reliance on secondary data, the study adopts the linkage approach as the theoretical framework which highlights the crucial impact of the interplay between the domestic and external environments on Nigeria’s foreign policy. The content analysis of data guided the findings, discussions and recommendations of the paper. Findings reveal an urgent need for restrategizing and re-formulation of Nigeria’s foreign policy to capture the internal and external dynamics of the Nigerian state, in order to maintain respect and relevance in the international system.

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