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  • Commentary posted April 15, 2015 by Charlotte Florance Electoral Progress in Nigeria; Small Gains in State Elections

    On the African continent, peaceful transitions of power through free and fair elections are a true rarity. Despite the odds, General Muhammadu Buhari delivered an impressive victory over incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan in last month’s presidential election in Nigeria and is set to take office next month. While Buhari’s coalition party, All Progressives Congress…

  • Commentary posted March 31, 2015 by Charlotte Florance Election in Africa: Nigerians brave Boko Haram to cast ballots

    In northern Nigeria and bordering countries, a regional offensive is underway against the ruthless Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. The campaign comes in the midst of a postponed election and a tightly contested presidential race. After a six week delay, Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to vote in presidential and national assembly elections. The security…

  • Commentary posted May 16, 2014 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Hashtags no substitute for strategy

    The Obama administration's dispatch of an expert team to Nigeria to help search for the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram illustrates the power of social media to shape policy. But it also reveals the blind spots of the administration's approaches to Africa and terrorism alike. Without the Twitter campaign for the release of the girls, the administration would not have…

  • Posted on May 14, 2014 by Anthony Kim Advancing Economic Freedom: An Antidote to Boko Haram

    “Africa is not burning,” and “our presence in Nigeria is really a statement that terrorism cannot win.” These are the...…

  • Posted on May 14, 2014 by Anthony Kim Advancing Economic Freedom: An Antidote to Boko Haram

    “Africa is not burning,” and “our presence in Nigeria is really a statement that terrorism cannot win.” These are the...…

  • Posted on December 19, 2013 by Maria Kelso How Privately Owned Warships Are Combating Piracy and Terrorism

    In his new book, Private Anti-Piracy Navies, award-winning author John-Clark Levin explains how private security...…

  • Posted on November 13, 2013 by Charlotte Florance Boko Haram Terrorists Are Now Officially Terrorists

    The U.S. Department of State has finally designated the Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram and a splinter...…

  • Posted on September 24, 2013 by Charlotte Florance An Opportunity for Greater U.S.-Nigeria Ties

    President Obama will meet with the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan tonight on the margins of the U.N General...…

  • Posted on June 27, 2013 by Charlotte Florance Boko Haram Leaders Captured

    The Nigerian military has captured top leaders of the terrorist group Boko Haram, according to local media...…

  • Posted on June 5, 2013 by James Phillips Iran Steps Up Its Global Terrorism Campaign

    Senior Obama Administration officials held a background briefing on Friday in which they discussed the “alarming...…

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  • Commentary posted March 31, 2015 by Charlotte Florance Election in Africa: Nigerians brave Boko Haram to cast ballots

    In northern Nigeria and bordering countries, a regional offensive is underway against the ruthless Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. The campaign comes in the midst of a postponed election and a tightly contested presidential race. After a six week delay, Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to vote in presidential and national assembly elections. The security…

  • Commentary posted May 16, 2014 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Hashtags no substitute for strategy

    The Obama administration's dispatch of an expert team to Nigeria to help search for the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram illustrates the power of social media to shape policy. But it also reveals the blind spots of the administration's approaches to Africa and terrorism alike. Without the Twitter campaign for the release of the girls, the administration would not have…

  • Commentary posted April 15, 2015 by Charlotte Florance Electoral Progress in Nigeria; Small Gains in State Elections

    On the African continent, peaceful transitions of power through free and fair elections are a true rarity. Despite the odds, General Muhammadu Buhari delivered an impressive victory over incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan in last month’s presidential election in Nigeria and is set to take office next month. While Buhari’s coalition party, All Progressives Congress…

  • Commentary posted March 12, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Don’t Take ‘Nigerian Taliban’ Lightly

    Last summer, Boko Haram, a little-known Islamic insurgency based in Nigeria, waged its first attack against an international target: the U.N. headquarters in the capital city of Abuja. A Boko Haram spokesman later claimed the bombing was designed “prove a point to all those who doubt our capability.” The U.S. intelligence community should not take this lightly. As…

  • Issue Brief posted June 22, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Boko Haram: Obama Fails to Designate Nigerian Sect a Terrorist Organization

    On Thursday, the U.S. State Department designated three Nigerians as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT). Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi are leading members of the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram. While the Obama Administration acknowledges these individuals as parties to terrorist activity, it stopped short of designating…

  • Issue Brief posted March 22, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Boko Haram: Addressing the Threat Before It Strikes

    Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist insurgency, is emerging as a threat not only to Nigeria, but also to the African continent and the United States. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has proven unable to address the growing security crisis that has targeted government officials, police forces, and hundreds of innocent civilians. Ongoing instability across the Sahel has…

  • Issue Brief posted May 22, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach The U.S. State Department Should Designate Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization

    When the Nigerian sect Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, and the Nigerian Taliban emerged from their year-long hiatus in 2010, few in Washington noticed.[1] But when Boko Haram launched a suicide attack against the United Nations headquarters in the capital city of Abuja last August, the organization made it known that its strikes…

  • Lecture posted July 24, 2012 by The Honorable Patrick Meehan Boko Haram: An Overlooked Threat to U.S. Security

    Abstract: Since 2009, the jihadist insurgency in Nigeria known as Boko Haram has been escalating its attacks across the country, targeting security forces, politicians, and civilians. Assuming that Boko Haram will refrain from targeting U.S. interests in Nigeria (a country of strategic significance) or in the U.S. homeland is a dangerous gamble—as was the case with other…

  • Issue Brief posted January 18, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Brett D. Schaefer Hagel, Kerry, and Brennan Senate Confirmation Hearings: U.S. Policy on Sub-Saharan Africa

    Following President Obama’s inauguration, the Senate will hold confirmation hearings for three key Administration positions: Senator John Kerry (D–MA) for Secretary of State, former Senator Chuck Hagel (R–NE) for Secretary of Defense, and White House chief counterterrorism advisor John Brennan for director of the CIA. These nominees have strongly supported President…

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  • Issue Brief posted January 18, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Brett D. Schaefer Hagel, Kerry, and Brennan Senate Confirmation Hearings: U.S. Policy on Sub-Saharan Africa

    Following President Obama’s inauguration, the Senate will hold confirmation hearings for three key Administration positions: Senator John Kerry (D–MA) for Secretary of State, former Senator Chuck Hagel (R–NE) for Secretary of Defense, and White House chief counterterrorism advisor John Brennan for director of the CIA. These nominees have strongly supported President…

  • Issue Brief posted June 22, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Boko Haram: Obama Fails to Designate Nigerian Sect a Terrorist Organization

    On Thursday, the U.S. State Department designated three Nigerians as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT). Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi are leading members of the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram. While the Obama Administration acknowledges these individuals as parties to terrorist activity, it stopped short of designating…

  • Issue Brief posted May 22, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach The U.S. State Department Should Designate Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization

    When the Nigerian sect Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, and the Nigerian Taliban emerged from their year-long hiatus in 2010, few in Washington noticed.[1] But when Boko Haram launched a suicide attack against the United Nations headquarters in the capital city of Abuja last August, the organization made it known that its strikes…

  • Issue Brief posted March 22, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Boko Haram: Addressing the Threat Before It Strikes

    Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist insurgency, is emerging as a threat not only to Nigeria, but also to the African continent and the United States. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has proven unable to address the growing security crisis that has targeted government officials, police forces, and hundreds of innocent civilians. Ongoing instability across the Sahel has…

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