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Nigeria: Boko Haram and the regionalization of terrorism

Nigeria: Boko Haram und die Regionalisierung des Terrorismus

Tull, Denis M.; Weber, Annette

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract The wave of violence unleashed in north-eastern Nigeria by the militant terror group Boko Haram and the regionalization of terrorism have spurred neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger into action. Since March 2015, they have been conducting military operations in the border regions, sometimes on Nigerian territory, in an effort to push back the terrorists. Nigeria and its neighbors have officially agreed a multilateral military operation with the aim of neutralizing Boko Haram. However, for domestic political reasons, Nigeria is blocking regional cooperation, while a UN Security Council mandate for the force is in the making. International support for the planned military operation will be futile unless Abuja changes course. It remains to be seen, if the newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari will bring change. (Autorenreferat)
Keywords Nigeria; terrorism; Islam; islamism; militancy; regionalization; transnationality; fight against terrorism; international cooperation; cross-border cooperation; military
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Free Keywords Boko Haram; Heiliger Krieg
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
City Berlin
Page/Pages 4 p.
Series SWP Comments, 21/2015
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications