The Atlantic quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on why al-Shabaab’s attack on Garissa University in Kenya demonstrates its resilience despite recent losses:
The Obama administration’s strategy to combat al-Shabab resembles its approach in countries such as Yemen, where drone strikes have emerged as the face of American power. But the horrific attack last Thursday have raised questions whether this strategy will ultimately prove successful.
“Al-Shabab is not defeated,” J. Peter Pham, the director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, told the Washington Post. “It has just changed.