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Militancy and the Arc of Instability: Violent Extremism in the Sahel

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies

September 28, 2016

Benjamin Nickels joins a CSIS panel to discuss the instability that violent extremist organizations sow in the Sahel.

Violent extremist organizations have expanded their ambitions, capacities, and geographical reach into the Sahel and West Africa. Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and other militant groups present a continuing threat to the stability of the region. As they come under increasing pressure from regional and international security forces, their future evolution is uncertain, but they have proven their ability to adapt and rebound in the face of previous setbacks. The Africa Center’s Benjamin Nickels joined a panel experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies to discuss the continuing challenges facing the Sahel.

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