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Eurasian Disunion. Available for purchase and free download from the Jamestown Store.

Book Launch -- Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

September 6, 2016 12:00 PM

You are invited to the official launch of

Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

By Janusz Bugajski and Margarita Assenova

(Available for purchase and free download)

 

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Boko Haram: Abu Musab al-Barnawi’s Leadership Coup and Offensive in Niger

August 19, 2016

On August 3, Islamic State (IS) announced that Habib Yusuf (a.k.a. Abu Musab al-Barnawi), the son of Boko Haram founder Muhammed Yusuf, was the new wali (governor) of its “West Africa Province,” the name IS gave to Boko Haram...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Terrorism, Africa, West Africa

Al-Shabaab Aims for ‘Hearts and Minds’ With Establishment of Islamic Police Force

August 19, 2016

Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, claims to have established a religious police force in an area it controls in southern Somalia, seeking to push forward its Islamist agenda even as it struggles to hold on to its...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa

Al-Shabaab Leader’s First Audio Message Suggests Morale Is Low Among Somali Militants

August 5, 2016

After nearly two years of silence, al-Shabaab leader Sheikh Ahmad Umar Abu Ubaidah has released his first audio message, a fiery rant that appears aimed at motivating his beleaguered fighters as they battle African Union (AU)...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Terrorism, Africa, East Africa, Turkey

A New Threat to Libya’s Stability Emerges

August 5, 2016

While Islamic State (IS) is in decline in the central Libyan city of Sirte, another armed group with ties to the global jihadist movement is threatening to usher in a new period of instability in Libya. In a written statement...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa

Foreign Assets Under Threat: Is AQIM Preparing an In Amenas-Style Attack?

July 8, 2016

In late May, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed it had attacked an Areva-operated uranium mine in Arlit, northern Niger (Alakhbar, May 24). AQIM attributed the alleged assault to its al-Nasser brigade and said the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, West Africa, Africa, Featured

Kenya Gambles on Closure of Somali Refugee Camp to Halt al-Shabaab Attacks

July 8, 2016

Kenya has announced a plan to close its Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement, hoping such a move will end attacks by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters, who Nairobi has long claimed have infiltrated the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa

Africa: China’s Laboratory for Third World Security Cooperation

July 6, 2016

China’s interests and exposure in Africa have grown exponentially over the past two decades. China became Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009 and continues to hold the lead by a wide margin. China is the largest bilateral...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Africa, West Africa

June 2016 Briefs (Free)

July 1, 2016

Mustafa Sejari: A Rising Star in Northwest Syria’s Militant Opposition

Nicholas A. Heras

The United States military and its coalition allies are working to expand the number of local Arab Sunni armed opposition groups that...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Featured, Terrorism, Military/Security, North Africa, Africa, Middle East, Syria, Home Page

Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth

June 24, 2016

The death from illness on May 31 of the Polisario Front’s long-time leader Mohamed Abdelaziz has brought the exiled Sahrawi independence movement of the Western Sahara to an ideological crossroads. The Polisario nation, known as...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa

BRIEFS

June 24, 2016

JORDAN: SUICIDE ATTACK RAISES FEARS IN SYRIA’S NEIGHBOR

A suicide car bomber killed six members of Jordan’s security forces and injured 14 others at a military post on the border with Syria, close to the al-Rukban refugee camp...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa, Middle East, Syria

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A New Threat to Libya’s Stability Emerges

August 5, 2016 04:30 PM

While Islamic State (IS) is in decline in the central Libyan city of Sirte, another armed group with ties to the global jihadist movement is threatening to usher in a new period of instability in...


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East Africa

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Chinese Foreign Policy in South Sudan: the View from the Ground

August 22, 2016 04:54 PM

This article draws on a number of interviews conducted in South Sudan by the author in June 2016.

China’s foreign policy in South Sudan is undergoing significant changes due to a deteriorating...


Cat: China Brief, Foreign Policy, East Africa, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Home Page
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West Africa

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Boko Haram: Abu Musab al-Barnawi’s Leadership Coup and Offensive in Niger

August 19, 2016 01:54 PM

On August 3, Islamic State (IS) announced that Habib Yusuf (a.k.a. Abu Musab al-Barnawi), the son of Boko Haram founder Muhammed Yusuf, was the new wali (governor) of its “West Africa Province,” the...


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Southern Africa

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BRIEFS

June 13, 2016 11:20 AM

LIBYA: CLOSING IN ON ISLAMIC STATE’S STRONGHOLD

Libyan forces have had a run of luck against Islamic State (IS) fighters in recent weeks, with two separate militias capturing several towns and...


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