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Islam, Higher Education, and Extremism in Cameroon
Brandon Kendhammer and Adama Ousmanou
Despite the growing influence of Salafism on campuses, there is little evidence of extremist ideologies or of intra-Muslim ideological conflict. The need to maintain cordial relations with the state…
The Crime of Terrorism: An Analysis of Criminal Justice Processes and Accountability of Minors Recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
Cecilia Polizzi
This Article expounds the legal dilemma of minors involved in terrorist acts and related offenses in the Islamic State ranks. By acknowledging the international discourse on terrorism as encompassed…
Regional Seminar for the prevention of violent extremism in Central Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Yaounde
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UN Regional Office for Central Africa, UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel
For a long time untouched by terrorist movements, Central Africa is today in a situation of extreme insecurity, due to the progression, around the Lake Chad Basin, of an international terrorist group…
Nigeria’s Double-Edged Front Line
Georgia Holmer
Vigilantes have become vital in the country's fight against Boko Haram. But is there a way to ensure they're not also making things worse?

Vigilante action is a controversial…
Radio, Social Media and Language as an Agent in Conflict: A Case Study of Dandal Kura Radio International in the Lake Chad Basin
David Smith and Stephanie Wolters
Countering violent extremism (CVE) is one of the hottest topics in the development business. In the Lake Chad basin, CVE is about defeating Boko Haram. What gets less attention, however, is why…
Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria
Michael Olufemi Sodipo
Ongoing attacks by Boko Haram and other violent Islamist groups coupled with an at times arbitrary response by Nigeria’s security forces have contributed to a deteriorating security situation in…

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Bethany L. McGann
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Candace Rondeaux
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Ann Wainscott
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