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.
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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
Recent violent episodes such as the San Bernardino shooting, Boston bombing, and Fort Hood shooting highlight the somewhat arbitrary distinction we have made between terrorism and other episodes of mass violence.Read more
A more important consideration than China fighting ISIS is whether or not the West would even readily accept Chinese intervention.Read more
Reactions to terrorist attack in Tunis show courage, yet fear of curtailing of civil libertiesRead more
In August, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt carried out a series of secret airstrikes within Libya with the purpose of slowing down the advance of Islamist militias in Tripoli, specifically seeking to prevent them from taking over the international airport. The attacks caught the rest of the world by surprise, particularly the United States, who claimed that theRead more
As the Islamic State (IS) continues to try and establish a Caliphate within Syria and Iraq, one must ask how IS has been able to afford fighting against Kurdish, Iraqi, Syrian, and American forces all the while maintaining a territory that spans approximately 81,000 square miles between the two countries. IS is now considered by many to be the richestRead more