Tunisian Defense Minister Farhat Horchani and a delegation of officials from the Ministry of Defense participated in an academic exchange hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies examining the security trends affecting North Africa and their implications for Tunisia. Among other topics, the dialogue examined challenges of instability in Libya, threats from ISIS and al Qaeda, the socioeconomic grievances of marginalized groups, and Tunisia’s role in contributing to regional stability.
Africa Center Expert
Benjamin P. Nickels, Associate Professor for Transnational Threats and Counterterrorism
- Africa Center for Strategic Studies, “Africa’s Active Militant Islamist Groups,” Infographic, April 26, 2017.
- Joseph Siegle, “ISIS in Africa: Implications from Syria and Iraq,” SMA Reachback, March 17, 2017.
- Kaley Fulton and Benjamin P. Nickels, “Africa’s Pastoralists: A New Battleground for Terrorism,” Spotlight, January 11, 2017.
- Center for Strategic and International Studies, “Militancy and the Arc of Instability: Violent Extremism in the Sahel,” Panel Discussion, September 28, 2016.
- Laurence Aïda Ammour, “Regional Security Cooperation in the Maghreb and Sahel: Algeria’s Pivotal Ambivalence,” Africa Security Brief No. 18, February 28, 2012.