Newsmax quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on how Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance affects ISIS’s expansion strategy:

J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Washington-based Atlantic Council, told The Daily Beast: “Rather than trying to expand (like al-Qaida) from the center, the Islamic State is mushrooming all over the place. They may not be conducting tactical command day-to-day, but they’re certainly going to have tighter command on messaging and strategy.”


“There is a convergence of rhetoric, ideology, tactical and operational choices,” Pham told The Daily Beast.

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