New Analysis Paper: Why would Boko Haram inflict the most pain on the very state that provides its center of operations, when its purported mission applies to the country as a whole? One can approach this question using System Justification Theory.
Category Archives: Nigeria
As a former general, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari must be well aware that wars can easily run for longer than presidential terms; boasting of victory in one’s first year in office seems amateurish.Read more
Corruption has serious ramifications for the military’s morale and its operations against Boko Haram.Read more
In order to determine whether or not targeted killings can weaken and/or defeat a terrorist organization like ISIS, it’s important to look at previous cases when the US and/or other countries eliminated terrorist leaders.Read more
The fears of a union were ultimately confirmed when the most dominant faction of Boko Haram released a video of its leader Abubakar Shekau pledging fealty to ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi – a pledge that was accepted by ISIS shortly thereafter.Read more
In Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram, the truth about terrorism is often obscured by Western liberal narratives of “terror”—who commits it, who is victimized by it, and what it looks like. While Boko Haram is certainly a terrorist group, the lived experience of terror in Nigeria is not uniform.Read more
Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.Read more