What We're Reading
July 2018 | Lake Chad Basin

For this month’s “What We’re Reading” collection, the RESOLVE Network team showcases specific articles related to its project focus: the Lake Chad Basin region. The publications highlight government difficulties in the face of Boko Haram activities, community resilience and deradicalization efforts in Nigeria, implications of broader regional upheaval, and international partnerships to address these challenges. Click the links below to learn more.

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Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region Beyond Boko Haram
Henrik Angerbrandt
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In light of a recent UN Security Council resolution on the Lake Chad region, this policy note identifies major challenges that need to be addressed to create conditions for actors in the ...
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Collective Insecurity in the Sahel: Fighting Terror with Good Governance
Richard Downie
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This article argues that overcoming regional terrorism is an arduous, long-term endeavor requir­ing a combination of elements that have been absent from Nigeria’s response so far. They...
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Niger in The Post-Gaddafi Regional Security Context
Eric Komlavi Hahonou
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The collapse of the Libyan regime of Muhammad Gaddafi in 2011, led to an unexpected destabilization of the Sahel region that profoundly affected Mali, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritani...
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Boko Haram-IS Connection: Local & Regional Implications
Fr Atta Barkindo
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Nigerian security forces have intensified their offensive against Boko Haram since the group pledged allegiance to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in March 2015, retaking most of t...
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The EU and Africa: a changing security partnership
Thierry Tardy
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One objective of the 2007 Joint Africa-EU Strategy was to take the partnership between the two continents to a new strategic level, based on a EuroAfrican consensus on values, interests a...
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Analysing Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis
C. Nna-Emeka Okereke
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The Anglophone crisis has introduced a new element in the understanding of terrorism in Africa as the local population in the English speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest Cameroon ...
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De-Radicalising Prisoners in Nigeria: developing a basic prison based de-radicalisation programme
Barkindo, A. & Bryans, S.
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The Nigerian Counter Terrorism Strategy recognised that force alone was not enough to combat violent extremist elements in Nigeria and that a multi-faceted approach was required to counte...
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Living by the Gun in Chad: Armed Violence as a Practical Occupation
Marielle Debos
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This article explores men in arms’ conceptions of armed violence in a country which has been prone to a violent cycle of rebellion and repression. Based on ethnographic research in Chad...
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Resilience to Violent Extremism: The Rural Livelihood Coping Strategies in the Lake Chad Basin
Ernest Ogbozor
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This paper is an analysis of the effects of violent extremism and the rural livelihoods strategies for coping with threats from Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin. Since 2009, the Lake Cha...
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Chad and the West: Shifting Security Burden?
Celeste Hicks
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Chad's decision in January 2015 to send troops into northern Nigeria to fight the militant Islamist group Boko Haram brought the country into the international spotlight. Early successes ...
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Conflicts about water in Lake Chad: Are environmental, vulnerability and security issues linked?
Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, Andrew J. Dougill, and Mohammed D. Bila
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This paper builds on the growing literature that explores the relations between environmental change and non-traditional security, defined as non-military threats that challenge the survi...