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January 27, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Salafi Nigeria Salafism in Northern Nigeria Beyond Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Alex Thurston. Alex is the author of  Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics, and is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Ser…

February 14, 2018

Religion
Podcast REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun Engaging Religious Communities in Countering Violent Extremism

Tarek Elgawhary, Susan Hayward, Humera Khan, and Peter Mandaville discuss engaging religious communities in countering violent extremism.

June 11, 2013

Nigeria
Nigeria---Dancing-on-the-Brink.jpg Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Teaching Notes on Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink by CFR Senior Fellow and former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell.

January 30, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play RTSXIXP_EC.jpg 'The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State'

Graeme Wood discusses The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, his intimate new account of what drives the jihadi group’s true believers.

September 4, 2014

China
Protesters hold an East Turkestan flag during a demonstration in Berlin to protest against deadly riots in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, July 10, 2009. The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.

June 24, 2016

China
Wukan-protest Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 24, 2016

Rachel Brown, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Smoldering discontent rekindles protests in Wukan, China. Nearly five years ago, popular protests eru…

May 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senegal Training New U.S. Defense Cooperation Agreement With Senegal

Emblematic of the growing U.S. defense presence in West Africa is a new defense cooperation agreement signed on May 2 with Senegal. According to the low-key report carried by Associated Press (AP), t…

May 9, 2016

Asia
Women-vote-Punjab_RTS3ZEH Five Questions About Punjab’s Protection of Women Against Violence Bill

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

May 5, 2016

Nigeria
What Makes Boko Haram Run?

The terror group Boko Haram is diminished but far from vanquished in Nigeria, and it appears to be expanding its regional reach, writes CFR’s John Campbell.