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Middle East/North Africa Security

After the liberation of Sirte: What’s next for Libya?

The liberation of Sirte by the GNA is a strong step towards ridding Libya of ISIS. But it alone does to guarantee the country peace – now national unity is needed.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Libya’s collapse is changing North Africa

Since 2011, Libya has slowly swirled into lawlessness, providing unprecedented opportunities for migrants and traders throughout the Sahel.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Algeria’s energy outlook for 2016: Do security risks trump investment opportunities?

Algeria’s state-owned hydrocarbon firm has endured recent policy adjustments that now provide foreign investors with new opportunities. But increasing energy insecurity threatens to nullify the potential for gain. In the

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Ivory Coast attack highlights AQIM expansion

The March 13 attack in Ivory Coast highlights the expanding regional operability of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Propelling fears of additional incidents across West Africa, this has reinforced

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Malian blues: the issue of the Tuareg

In 2013, native and French military forces celebrated the relatively successful ousting of Tuareg rebels and Islamist factions in Mali. Two years later in June 2015, Mali bowed to international

Europe Security

France’s war on terror may overextend its resources

With France in open war with the Islamic State after the November 13th attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead, its commitments and ability to credibly fulfill them is

Middle East/North Africa Security

An awkward alliance: US-Algeria security cooperation

US-Algerian relations have markedly improved in the last ten years, but when it comes to the question of security and intelligence-sharing, many challenges remain. In late August, US Secretary of

Middle East/North Africa Security

Financial self-sufficiency fuels terrorist climate

The beginning of 2015 has been marked by further Islamic extremist activities with horrific attacks in Paris, Maiduguri, and Istanbul, to name a few. Aside from the mutual goal of

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Niger is key to West Africa’s future security

As the United States and France continue to battle militants in West Africa, the impoverished nation of Niger will play a crucial role in establishing security in the region. Niger

International Security

Militarized Multinationals Fill the Gap in State Security

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson writes on how the decline in state security forces is leaving the private sector to provide its own security. Since the 1990s, Immanuel Kant’s perpetual peace thesis,