August 25, 2020Nigeria
The area between Niamey, Niger and Niger State, Nigeria will not be spared from jihadist groups’ attacks any longer and ISWA’s two branches, Shekau’s faction, and Ansaru will all be competing for recruits in the same areas.
July 30, 2020Nigeria
The Islamic State in West African (ISWA) released a video of its execution-style murder of five aid workers in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, who were kidnapped in June on their way to Maiduguri.
October 13, 2020Middle East and North Africa
Any sharp drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq grants Iran a golden opportunity to expand its influence there and threatens to inflame sectarian tensions.
October 13, 2020Syria
Amy Austin Holmes is an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. One year ago, Turkish President Rece…
October 8, 2020Coronavirus
Senegal is a major center of West African Islam, and its imams, mullah, and brotherhoods are influential across the Sahel. The holy city of Touba, 120 miles east of the Senegalese capital of Dakar, is the site of a major annual pilgrimage called the Magal