Boko Haram

  • Pham on Boko Haram's Alliance with ISIS

    International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance to ISIS:

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  • Pham on US Aid to Nigeria

    Foreign Policy quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on President Buhari's decision to replace top military officials and the ways in which this decision may lead to US military support in the fight against Boko Haram:

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  • Pham on Corruption in Nigeria's Military

    International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the recent replacement of top Nigerian military officials accused of human rights abuses:

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  • Pham on Unrest in Africa

    Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham joins Secure Freedom Radio to discuss Boko Haram, the humanitarian crisis caused by civil war in South Sudan, and General Bashir's evasion of arrest in South Africa:

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  • Boko Haram and Escalating Regional Terror

    Bottom Line Up Front:

    • A multinational joint task force consisting of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger has driven Boko Haram from key territorial strongholds in northeastern Nigeria; on June 18, the Chadian military conducted airstrikes against six Boko Haram bases in Nigeria

    • But the terror group continues to launch deadly, near-daily attacks throughout the region—including on June 15 with twin suicide bombings in Chad—using guerrilla tactics rather than conventional warfare• Nigeria’s newly-inaugurated president, Muhammadu Buhari, has moved quickly to support regional counter-Boko Haram efforts, insisting on Nigerian leadership in the task force and pledging $100 million in financial support

    • Despite the nascent successes of the joint task force, Islamic State gains in North Africa and, in particular, Libya, could impact the flow of weapons and fighters into Nigeria; Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March...

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  • Pham on Boko Haram and ISIS

    Leadership Nigeria quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on how poor military tactics contribute to Boko Haram's strength:

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  • Pham on US Aid to Nigeria

    Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham joins Sahara TV Live to discuss the Africa Union Summit and the $5 million the United States gave Nigeria to defend against Boko Haram's advances:

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  • Bug Hunt or Stand-up Fight?

    Textron's Scorpion wins on the economics. The politics need some attention.

    Instead of attending the Paris Air Show this week, I found myself sitting on the couch the other night, watching Iron Man 2 with the kids. As Justin Hammer introduced his squadrons of nearly-identical killer robots (er, drones) for “the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines”, I thought about Textron's Scorpion jet as a problem of inter-agency politics. (Bear with me.) Almost two years ago, Bill Sweetman of Aviation Week warned that "Textron had better be prepared to commit some serious time and money to this project” if the company hoped to develop the market. After last year's...

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  • Pham on Boko Haram's Evolving Strategy

    NBC News quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Boko Haram's new military tactics, which contribute to the group's continued success: 

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  • Pham on Suicide Bombing in Chad

    The Wall Street Journal quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the June 15 suicide bombing that killed dozens in Chad's capital of N'Djamena:

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