By Natalie Domaas Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Over the past 20 years it has become increasingly common for countries to list non-state armed groups (NSAG) as terrorist organisations. The logic behind this move is to make it easier for countries and international bodies to sanction these groups, however this trend is having an adverse effect onContinue reading “Why we should consider negotiating with terrorist organisations”
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Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?
By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Poverty, widespread illiteracy, lack of infrastructure, terrorism, food insecurity, environmental degradation… These are just a few of the problems Niger is facing today. The landlocked West African country consistently ranks at the bottom of the UN Human Development Indexes.[i] Recently, however, Niger has come to the fore notContinue reading “Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?”
Pakistan, intelligence, and terrorism: Struggles facing one of America’s most necessary and controversial allies in the Middle East
By Christian M. Bills* Guest contributor Since their inception as an autonomous state, the United States has regarded Pakistan as a key nation for regional stability and projection of power. Throughout the Cold War, Pakistan was viewed as an important buffer state or launch point against the USSR and China should hostilities break out. FollowingContinue reading “Pakistan, intelligence, and terrorism: Struggles facing one of America’s most necessary and controversial allies in the Middle East”