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    Default The Chibok Kidnappings in North-East Nigeria: A Military Analysis of Before and After

    The Chibok Kidnappings in North-East Nigeria: A Military Analysis of Before and After

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    Default Reign Without Rule: Borno State in Northeast Nigeria

    Reign Without Rule: Borno State in Northeast Nigeria

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    Default A book for the background, not the reality today

    Hat tip to WoTR for this book review of Alexander Thurston's 'Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement' by a US SOF officer who has served recently in Nigeria.
    Link:https://warontherocks.com/2017/12/fr...th-boko-haram/

    Link to the book itself, ls has no reviews:https://www.amazon.com/Boko-Haram-Ji.../dp/0691172242

    The NYT reports a certain downside:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/w...rces-rape.html
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    Default Boko Haram and AQ

    An article from CTC's Sentinel and the Abstract says:
    Ever since Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in March 2015, the group has been seen as firmly in the Islamic State fold. But as both the Islamic State and Boko Haram weaken, al-Qa`ida, which has a history of cooperation with jihadis in Nigeria, including factions within Boko Haram, may be making a takeover bid.
    Link:https://ctc.usma.edu/posts/a-jihadi-...m-and-al-qaida
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    Default Five Myths about Boko Haram

    A short article lby Alex Thurston, a Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies at Georgetown University, whose book was published in late 2017, 'Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement'.

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    Nigeria is one of the most complicated countries in the world. Any resolution to the Boko Haram conflict will require a good deal of experimentation, trial and error, and even luck. It may also take quite a long time.
    Link:http://www.lawfareblog.com/five-myths-about-boko-haram
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