Amid Growing Instability, Elections in the Sahel Should Signal a Shift in US Security Policy

Niger's electoral commission prepares ballot boxes for the presidential election runoff on 21 February.¬†Photo Credit: AFP-ISSOUF SANOGO The deteriorating security situation in the Sahel underscores an urgent need for an innovative policy to combat terrorism and insecurity. While this failure to ameliorate the security environment has long been evident, a series of elections in Niger, … Continue reading Amid Growing Instability, Elections in the Sahel Should Signal a Shift in US Security Policy

As Attacks Rise, is the Islamic State Tightening its Grip on the Sahel?

ISGS fighters clash with al-Qaeda-affiliated JNIM near Talataye, Gao Region, Mali. Photo from IS al-Naba publication Since 2018, the Liptako-Gourma region on the borders between Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso has seen a rise in violence from jihadist groups, including the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). Although ISGS is expanding its geographical reach … Continue reading As Attacks Rise, is the Islamic State Tightening its Grip on the Sahel?