What We're Reading
December 2018 | Lake Chad

Wrapping up the Lake Chad Basin Research project, RESOLVE will be publishing in-depth case studies about the role of religion on university campuses and intersections with violence and violent extremism in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. Leading up to the publications, we showcase articles on violent extremism challenges, the role of climate change in conflict, state security responses and the contribution of vigilante groups in the region. Click the links to learn more. 

Partner Publication
Responses to Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Region: Policies, Cooperation and Livelihoods
Omar S Mahmood, Ndubuisi Christian Ani
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This report, produced by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), is the second in a two-part study examining current dynamics with regards to violent extremist organisations (VEOs) oper...
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The Emerging Architecture of a Regional Security Complex in the Lake Chad Basin
Usman A. Tar and Mala Mustapha
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This article explores the emerging regional security architecture to fight terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin (LCB). It diagnoses the evolution of the Lake Chad Basin Commiss...
Partner Publication
Watchmen of Lake Chad: Vigilante Groups Fighting Boko Haram
International Crisis Group
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Vigilante groups in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad play a major role in the fight against Boko Haram, but their presence raises concerns. They make military operations less blunt and m...
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Climate Change and Conflict in Nigeria: The Boko Haram Challenge
Chukwuma Onyia
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This paper presents a structural and empirical analysis of the agential of the raison d'etre for Nigerian unpreparedness to adapt to changing climate. Structures and strictures of rentier...
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Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria
Michael Olufemi Sodipo
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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 sit...
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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
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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, ...
Resolve Publication
Campuses and Conflict in the Lake Chad Basin: Violent Extremism and the Politics of Religion in Higher Education
Alexander Thurston
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"Campuses and Conflict in the Lake Chad Basin" is the first in a series of RESOLVE Network research studies investigating violent extremism and the politics of religion on university camp...
Partner Publication
Factional Dynamics within Boko Haram
Omar S. Mahmood, Ndubuisi Christian Ani
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This report, produced by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), is the first in a two-part study examining current dynamics with regards to violent extremist organisations (VEOs) opera...
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A Way Forward in Transforming Violent Extremism De-Islamisation, De-Securitisation, and De-Religionisation
Mohammed Abu-Nimer
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In this reflection on the responses to my lead article in the Dialogue issue at hand, I want to highlight two principles which need to be kept in mind when shaping CVE and PVE initiatives...