Terrorist Organizations and Networks

Council Special Report No. 70

U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram

Author: John Campbell

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.

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Al-Qaeda Rising?

Speaker: Bruce Riedel
Speaker: Lawrence Wright
Presider: Warren Bass

Despite the loss of its safe haven in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda continues to influence and inspire terrorists across the globe. Its followers and bases have become more diverse and dispersed, yet the implications of these changes for the United States are unclear. Join Bruce Riedel and Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright to discuss al-Qaeda’s evolving global role and how the United States can combat its spread.

To read Mr. Riedel’s article in Foreign Affairs, click here.

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