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Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference 

September 12, 2016 04:47 PM

Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference

Save the Date! Wednesday, December 14th

The National Press ClubGrand Ballroom 529 14th St. NW, 13th FloorWashington, DC 20045

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Could Africa Become a New Leading Market For Russian Arms Sales?

September 21, 2016

Africa has never been a particularly high foreign policy priority for the Russian Federation. This is mainly due to a lack of resources and capacity in Moscow; for if those were present, an ambition to aspire to a role on the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Africa, North Africa, Russia

Nigeria Expands Its ‘War on Terrorism’ to the Niger Delta

September 16, 2016

Though Nigeria’s southern Delta region has abundant oil reserves that should provide amply for the future of both the region and the nation, the Delta has become consumed by environmental degradation, unrestrained oil theft,...

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

BRIEFS

September 16, 2016

INDONESIA: LONE-WOLF ATTACKS SHOW NEED FOR GREATER DERADICALIZATION EFFORTS

On August 28, an 18-year-old Indonesian man attempted to stab a Roman Catholic priest during a church service in Medan, in Indonesia’s North Sumatra...

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

August 2016 Briefs (Free)

August 31, 2016

THE RETURN OF GADHAFI’S GENERAL: ALI SULEIMAN KANA

Nicholas A. Heras

The international coalition to combat the Islamic State (IS) has recently begun to expand and intensify its activities in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte. In...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Featured, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa

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

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Could Africa Become a New Leading Market For Russian Arms Sales?

September 21, 2016 05:33 PM

Africa has never been a particularly high foreign policy priority for the Russian Federation. This is mainly due to a lack of resources and capacity in Moscow; for if those were present, an ambition...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Africa, North Africa, Russia
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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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Nigeria Expands Its ‘War on Terrorism’ to the Niger Delta

September 16, 2016 05:17 PM

Though Nigeria’s southern Delta region has abundant oil reserves that should provide amply for the future of both the region and the nation, the Delta has become consumed by environmental...


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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...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Global Terrorism Analysis, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa, Africa, Southern Africa
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