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MEDIA ALERT: French troops in Mali prepare for first major ground operation against insurgents

January 16th, 2013, Media Alerts

MEDIA ALERT: French troops in Mali prepare for first major ground operation against insurgents Jan. 16, 2013   French troops are moving north Wednesday for their first major ground operation in Mali alongside Malian troops, in an attempt to stop rebels, believed to be associated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda, from dominating a region that some [...]

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Why Tunisia Is Important

June 11th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Paul Sullivan

Tunisia is a small country. It has a population of about 10.6 million. It has not been a major part of world history since World War II. That is, until the country’s revolution of 2011 that by many accounts helped spark the revolutions in Libya, Egypt and beyond.

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MEDIA ALERT: Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigerian suicide bombing

June 4th, 2012, Media Alerts


YELWA, NIGERIA – Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed at least 12 people Sunday. The bombing took place at a church in Yelwa near Nigeria’s northern Bauchi state.

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Kenyan youth demand change

April 11th, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

By Kennedy Kachwanya : From unemployment to public policy, Kenyan youth are turning to mobile phones and social networks to voice their concerns and encourage policy makers to address their needs.

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Religion And Politics In Arab Transitions

February 23rd, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Islamist parties, excluded from the political sphere for much of the last decade, are now coming to the forefront of Arab politics.

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Experts debate Nigeria’s Islamist threat

January 17th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the bombing of three Nigerian churches on Christmas Day, as well as an earlier attack on the country’s U.N. headquarters.

Experts J. Peter Pham, Marc-Antoine Perouse de Montclos and Jeremy Binnie analyze the sect’s rise in prominence and what it means for Africa’s most populous country.

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