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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the North Africa Sahel as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

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Policing Terrorists in the Community
Sahar Aziz
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Twelve years after the September 11th attacks, countering domestic terrorism remains a top priority for federal law enforcement agencies. Using a variety of reactive and preventive tactics, law…
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Rethinking Counterterrorism in the Age of ISIS: Lessons From Sinai
Sahar Aziz
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Failing states are havens for terrorism. A toxic combination of social, economic, and political crises attract violent extremist groups to establish bases in these lawless areas. As the groups grow…
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Losing the War of Ideas: A Critique of Countering Violent Extremism Programs
Sahar Aziz
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American national security is a priority that crosses partisan lines. Americans of all races, ethnicities, and religions are equally concerned with ensuring our country is safe from violence –…
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The Wave of Jihadist Insurgency in West Africa: Global Ideology, Local Context, Individual Motivations
Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim
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The recent rise of jihadist movements in West Africa, including Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its affiliates in the Sahel-Saharan region, has puzzled many…
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Nigeria’s Pernicious Drivers of Ethno-Religious Conflict
Chris Kwaja
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Nigeria’s statutory framework grants local officials the authority to extend or deny basic rights to citizens in their jurisdictions, thereby creating incentives for the politicization of ethnicity…
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What Makes Boko Haram Run?
John Campbell
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Boko Haram, a radical jihadi movement that seeks to destroy the secular Nigerian state and its market-based economy, is no closer to its stated goal of establishing God’s kingdom on earth, but it has…

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North Africa Sahel Experts

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Brandon Kendhammer
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Abdoulaye Sounaye
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Hans De Marie Heungoup
I am a Political Scientist, with a concentration in Political Sociology and Security Studies. Over the last seven years I extensively published on Cameroon, Central Africa, Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin.
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Ernesto Verdeja
My research focus includes causes of genocide and mass atrocities; mass atrocities forecasting; political reconciliation and justice (truth commissions, trials, reparations).
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Egodi UCHENDU