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April 9, 2015

Al-Shabaab: under pressure at home but still deadly abroad

The horror that unfolded at Garissa University College in north eastern Kenya is yet another reminder of the transnational threat still posed by al-Shabaab. Despite recent infighting amongst the group’s various internal factions, the attack demonstrates how the “internationalist” wing, …

Posted in Africa, CRT Editorial, Islamism, Opinion Editorial, Somalia, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
March 24, 2015

‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

SPEAKERS: 
Christian Whiton
Former Senior Advisor at the U.S. State Department
Sohrab Ahmari
Editorial Page Writer at The Wall Street Journal
Robin Simcox
Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 6 – 7pm, Tuesday 24 March 2015
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, …

Posted in Boko Haram, Event, ISIS, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security

Event Summary: ‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

This is a summary of an event with Christian Whiton, Sohrab Ahmari and Robin Simcox, chaired by Davis Lewin, on 24 March 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or …

Posted in Boko Haram, China, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Extremism, ISIS, Nigeria, Religious Fundamentalism, United Kingdom

Event Transcript: ‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

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Posted in Boko Haram, China, Democracy & Development, Event Transcript, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Nigeria, United Kingdom

Audio: ‘War in West Africa? Nigeria Ahead of the Elections’

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Posted in Boko Haram, Event Audio, Extremism, Nigeria, Religious Fundamentalism
February 16, 2015

Douglas Murray on Christian beheadings and the situation in Libya

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Human Rights, ISIS, Libya, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
January 15, 2015

Jihadist-controlled territory: How do Boko Haram, Isis and the Afghan Taliban compare?

Originally posted in the IB Times.
The rapid expansion of territory seized by jihadist groups is one of the worst geo-political developments in recent years.
Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq and the Afghan Taliban have …

Posted in Boko Haram, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, Nigeria, Syria, Terrorism & Security
July 13, 2014

UK probes APC’s alleged link with Boko Haram • We will react appropriately —Lai Mohammed

Originally published in Nigerian Tribune
‘Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) may have come under the spotlight of the British government over allegations that it has links with the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group. Feelers from the British parliament gave this indication …

Posted in News Coverage, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security
July 6, 2014

Boko Haram Trades Terrorist Tactics With Somalia’s Al Shabaab

Originally published in NBC News
‘Boko Haram is trading tips with other terrorist groups as it plows on with a bloody campaign to carve out an Islamic state and deepens a crisis threatening to engulf central Africa in religious violence.
Emboldened by …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria, Spotlight
July 2, 2014

Libya: A new international front against jihadists

Originally published in Forbes
‘On June 15th, U.S Special Forces intervened in Benghazi to capture terror master Abu Khattala. Libya that was liberated by NATO troops in 2011 has now plunged into a virtual civil war. After the confirmation on May …

Posted in Africa, Libya, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 27, 2014

Murderous Islamists or islamophobia?

Originally published in The Spectator
I have a nominee for idiot of the week. I had never heard of him until yesterday, but he is one ‘Andreas Krieg’ who the Daily Mail has referred to as ‘a Middle East security analyst …

Posted in Africa, Iraq, Islamism, Middle East, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security
June 23, 2014

La guerre contre les djihadistes au Nigeria est également la nôtre

Originally published in Le Huffington Post
Le 14 avril 2014, le groupe terroriste Boko Haram a enlevé 329 jeunes filles d’un pensionnat à Chibok, dans le nord du Nigeria. Ces enlèvements ont récemment suscité un intérêt important de la part des …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Extremism, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
June 19, 2014

Why the West cannot ignore Boko Haram

Originally published on Conservative Home.
‘Earlier this month, London hosted a follow-up meeting to the Paris Summit on security in Nigeria. This took place in the context of ever-increasing attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram, such as the one on 3 June …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
June 17, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘What Now in the Fight Against Terror? Nigeria, Iraq and Radical Islam’s Assault on the Nation State’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Iraq, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security
June 16, 2014

The West cannot afford for any more of Nigeria to be run by jihadists

Originally published in National Post
‘Last week, London hosted a follow-up meeting to the Paris Summit on security in Nigeria. This took place in the context of ever-increasing attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram, such as the one on June 3, where hundreds …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
June 11, 2014

Olivier Guitta on RFI discusses Algerian intervention in Libya

On the 11th June, HJS Director of Research Olivier Guitta appeared on RFI to discuss reports of up to 5,000 Algerian, French and American troops entering Libyan territory to pursue jihadist forces operating in the south of the country.

Posted in Algeria, Broadcast Appearances, Libya
June 10, 2014

Senator: Clinton State Dept. Broke Law, Lied About Boko Haram Terror Threat

Originally published in The Washington Free Beacon
‘The State Department’s own reports from 2009 to 2013 further demonstrate that Boko Haram “steadily increased in deadliness and its connectivity to terrorist organizations,” according to Vitter’s letter.
Boko Haram has even gone on to …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria
June 9, 2014

More than 600 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants

Originally published in The Times
‘[Mr. Davis, unofficial mediator between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government] said that the only way to resolve the hostage crisis would be for a peace deal to be reached with members of the Boko Haram …

Posted in Boko Haram, News Coverage, Nigeria

Terrorism in Nigeria: The Threat from Boko Haram and Ansaru

In light of the massacre of upwards of 500 people by Boko Haram in Nigeria on 3 June 2014, following the kidnapping of 329 girls in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, the latest strategic briefing from The Henry Jackson …

Posted in Boko Haram, Briefing, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight

New HJS Briefing Exposes The Extent Of Security Threats Posed By Boko Haram

In light of the massacre of upwards of 500 people by Boko Haram in Nigeria on 3 June 2014, following the kidnapping of 329 girls in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, the latest strategic briefing from The Henry Jackson …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Press Release
June 8, 2014

Une nouvelle guerre en Libye est-elle à venir?

Originally published on Le JDD
‘Le cheikh salafiste tunisien Kamel Zarrouk a déclaré que “le djihad en Libye est un devoir si ce criminel de Haftar veut éliminer nos frères”. Les Benghaziotes, jusqu’ici plutôt pro-Haftar, pourraient-ils se lasser de l’opération Dignité, …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage

Boko Haram and defining the ‘al-Qaeda network’

Originally published on Al-Jazeera
‘Over 200 of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing. These kidnappings have led to an increased focus on the threat posed by the perpetrators: Boko Haram. This group has been conducting a vicious insurgency in Nigeria since 2009 in …

Posted in Boko Haram, Nigeria, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
June 7, 2014

Algeria sent troops to Libya

Originally published on Pakistan Defence
The Times (London) has reported that special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have arrived in southern Libya, with the express purpose of rooting out members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage
June 6, 2014

L’armée algérienne intervient dans l’Ouest libyen

Originally published in Courrier International
‘Aucun officiel n’en a parlé et pourtant l’Armée nationale populaire (ANP) serait, depuis le 29 mai, en guerre contre les groupes terroristes dans l’Ouest libyen. Le jour même du début de l’offensive, le quotidien britannique The Times donnait …

Posted in Libya, News Coverage

Tentatives d’impliquer l’ANP dans des opérations militaires à l’étranger

Originally published in Le Temps d’Algérie
‘Le Premier ministre Abdelmalek Sellal a, cette fois, présenté un nouvel argument pour expliquer ce refus. Les tentatives d’obtenir une intervention militaire algérienne à l’étranger se font de plus en plus fréquentes. Les réponses algériennes …

Posted in Algeria, News Coverage
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