April 09, 2013

Sandcrawler PSA: Boko Haram The Other African Taliban

Selected Wisdom:

This past week, HSPI at George Washington University released the first issue brief of its Africa series (initiated last month) entitled “Boko Haram in Nigeria: No Easy Fix“. The first installment covers a topic I don’t know much about – Boko Haram in Nigeria. Omar Mahmood does an excellent job of concisely putting some needed details and perspective on Boko Haram, its origins, the underlying causes for its ascension and identifies some questions we might examine in the coming months. Additionally, Omar addresses some of the questions surrounding the group’s links to al Qaeda and its newest manifestation Ansaru. Here is the link to the full article and I’ve pasted the introduction here below.

Yes, yes I am making you click twice.

By Howie at 08:47 AM | Comments |