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Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

January 20, 2015 10:41 AM

The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779...


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Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: A Greater Role for China?

January 9, 2015

While concerted anti-piracy measures, undertaken since 2008, have steadily decreased the number of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden, those in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) attract growing attention. Geographically, the GoG...

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

Testing the Limits: China’s Expanding Role in the South Sudanese Civil War

October 10, 2014

South Sudan relapsed into war on December 15, 2013, primarily due to the power struggle between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. China once again found one of its sizable foreign...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Energy, Economics, Africa, East Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Counterterrorism or Neo-Colonialism? The French Army in Africa

March 6, 2014

France has sent troops in the past year to two former African colonies, Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR). In Mali, the concern was an Islamist terrorist assault on the government, while in the Central African Republic...

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

BRIEFS

March 6, 2014

EGYPTIAN MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN THE SINAI FOLLOWS TOURIST MASSACRE 

Andrew McGregor 

Egyptian security forces have responded to the latest terrorist blow to Egypt’s vital tourism industry with a series of raids that...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Featured, Africa

Are Corruption and Tribalism Dooming Somalia’s War on al-Shabaab Extremists?

February 21, 2014

After decades of conflict that have nearly destroyed the nation, Somalia now stands poised to make a final drive with international assistance to shatter the strength of radical al-Qaeda-associated Islamists in central and...

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

BRIEFS

February 21, 2014

SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE ESTABLISHES HOUTHI SHIITE MOVEMENT AS A POLITICAL FORCE IN THE NEW YEMEN

Andrew McGregor

Since last October, the Zaydi Shiite Houthis of northern Yemen’s Sa’ada governorate have been involved in...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Africa

Anti-Balaka Militias Target Muslims in the Central African Republic

February 7, 2014

Recent fighting in the resource-rich Central African Republic (CAR) is inflicting a “human disaster” on the country. [1] Nearly one million residents of the country have been displaced, a majority of them from the northwestern...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Featured, Africa

Tripoli Battles Shadowy Qaddafists While Tribal Rivals Fight Over Southern Libya

January 23, 2014

Despite living in the midst of some of the world’s most open and sparsely populated spaces, Libya’s southern tribes are engaged in a new round of bitter urban warfare, as snipers, gun-battles and mortar fire take a heavy toll on...

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

BRIEFS

January 23, 2014

SOUTH SUDAN’S TRIBAL “WHITE ARMY” – PART TWO: ARMS AND THE OVERTHROW OF TRADITIONAL ORDER

Andrew McGregor

An unprecedented cattle raid by members of South Sudan’s Murle tribe on the Nuer “holy city” of Wec Deang on January 14,...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Brief, Africa, Featured

Northern Cameroon Under Threat from Boko Haram and Séléka Militants

January 9, 2014

The Tenth Parallel North has been described as the “fault line where Islam and Christianity meet and clash.” [1] In Africa, the Tenth Parallel passes west to east through Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, South...

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

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North Africa

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Jihadism in Tunisia: The Growing Threat

January 23, 2015 02:48 PM

At the end of December, the Tunisian Interior Ministry reported that during 2014, 23 security force members (mostly soldiers and members of the National Guard) had been killed during the past year by...


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East Africa

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Al-Shabaab: On the Back Foot but Still Dangerous

January 23, 2015 03:02 PM

As the Islamic State and Boko Haram expanded rapidly throughout 2014, gaining territory and power in the Middle East and West Africa respectively, al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate al-Shabaab was on the...


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West Africa

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Mindful of the Islamic State, Boko Haram Broadens Reach into Lake Chad Region

February 6, 2015 11:21 AM

In early January 2015, many foreign and domestic observers of Nigeria focused on whether Boko Haram would ramp up its attacks to disrupt the February 14, 2015 Nigerian presidential elections, between...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, West Africa
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Southern Africa

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The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab

January 9, 2015 02:01 PM

A series of massacres in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the last three months underline the resurgence of a little known Islamist militant organization, the Alliance of...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, East Africa, Southern Africa
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