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Old 12-08-2017   #1
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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 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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Default Nigeria watching 2018 onwards

A new thread for 2018, a little late and the issues within Nigeria are hardly likely to subside.

There are two previous threads, both closed:Nigeria: the context for violence' (2006-2013) with 965 posts and 174,856 views;Nigeria 2013-2017 with 254 posts and 163,780 views.

Alas our only declared Nigerian member stopped posting in July 2015, after nearly a thousand posts.

There are two 2018 posts to move here, so in a moment that will appear first.
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Default Boko Haram attacks in numbers - as lethal as ever

An array of graphs and charts by BBC Monitoring:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42735414
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Default Remote Warfare and the Boko Haram Insurgency

A report (not read yet) that promises:
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This report by Open Briefing examines the effectiveness of the use of remote warfare by the Nigerian government, its regional allies and Western states to counter the threat of Boko Haram. With the rise of Boko Haram, international support to Nigeria and its neighbours has increased, with the US, the UK, France, Russia and China providing training, equipment, intelligence and military aid. The evolution of the Boko Haram insurgency over 2017 presents an opportunity for reflection and evaluation.
The analysis for this report shows that while the operations carried out by the Nigerian military, alongside its regional and international partners, have degraded Boko Haram, they have also encouraged the factional forces to metastasise, build resilience and craft new tactics to sustain ongoing political violence.
Link:http://oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/pu...ram_insurgency
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