August 9, 2018Nigeria
The book likely represents the public views of one of Yusuf’s sons and the current ISWAP leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who became very close to Abubakar Shekau after the former’s father was killed in 2009.
May 2, 2018Donald Trump
Unlike the recent visits of French President Emmanuel Macron, who criticized Trump’s policies before a joint session of Congress, or German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who continues to be critical of a range of Trump’s polices, Buhari praised Trump in ways that will be pleasing to him and his base.
December 16, 2015Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa watchers have been focused of late on Burundi. On December 12, however, their attention was drawn back to Nigeria. The Nigerian army killed a number of Shia Muslims in Zaria, Kaduna state. Thi…
October 3, 2015Afghanistan
This blog post updated an earlier post, and was again coauthored with my research associate, Amelia M. Wolf. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported that its hospital in Kun…
June 10, 2015Sub-Saharan Africa
This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn, an analyst of African Affairs for the The Jamestown Foundation. On June 2, Boko Haram released a new video called "Arrival of the Soldiers of the Caliphate in Wes…