Nigerian Terrorism: Causes and Solutions

A Boko Haram bomb attack in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Apr. 14, 2014, claimed 75 lives. Credit: Ayo Bello

by Emile Nakhleh Boko Haram’s recent kidnapping of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria has focused the world’s attention on Islamic radicalism and terrorism in West Africa and the Sahel countries. Although the growing terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria has replaced… Continue Reading  

UPDATED: No Deal Yet Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

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by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated to reflect the conclusion of the Nov 7-10 talks over Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva — Despite rising hopes set by an unexpected turn of events, negotiations here between Iran and… Continue Reading  

Greg Thielmann on U.S. Assessment of Iran’s Nuclear Program: Essentials Remain the Same

Editor’s note: Greg Thielmann of the Arms Control Association is a veteran intelligence official who last served as Director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Thielmann’s blog post… Continue Reading