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Algerian Presidential Turmoil

On May 25, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,Sam Jacobsen,Uncategorized, With No Comments

By Sam Jacobsen Beginning in February 2019, Algeria played host to months of fierce protesting over wheelchair-bound President Bouteflika’s bid for re-election that was scheduled to take place in April. The election was subsequently postponed by interim President Bensalah to July 4th. Speculation has been rife in Algeria as well…

ISIS Affiliates

On March 26, 2019, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Egypt,Information Reports,ISIS,Libya,Pakistan,Philippines,Russia,Saudi Arabia,Yemen, With Comments Off on ISIS Affiliates

Written by Kailey Nordgran             ISIS affiliates flourish in regions plagued by weak governance, porous borders, and inept security force (Intel Brief, 2019). Affiliates are geographically dispersed and vary in capability; some are akin to terrorist groups, while others behave like insurgent groups (Intel Brief, 2019).             Since the 2011…

Democracies, Militaries, and Insurgencies: Islamic Fundamentalism in Libya and Chad

On February 9, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,France,Information Reports,Libya, With Comments Off on Democracies, Militaries, and Insurgencies: Islamic Fundamentalism in Libya and Chad

Written by Caitlin Stock After the death of Muhammar Ghaddafi and the subsequent end of the Libyan Jamahiriya, Libya’s transitional government has since crumbled into a multifaceted conflict with different political groups vying for power and influence over potent oil fields.  The General National Congress (GNC) took control over Libya…

Sudan in Transition: al-Bashir facing Protests

On January 26, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,South Sudan, By ,, , With Comments Off on Sudan in Transition: al-Bashir facing Protests

By Caitlin Stock Recent protests in Sudan have called to see the end of the 30-year military dictatorship of President Omar al-Bashir (Mampilly 2018). Protests began in December 2018 in Atbara and Khartoum and have continued almost daily against the President, demanding his resignation and the establishment of national democratic…

Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Africa,China,Featured Report,United States, With Comments Off on Countering China: Extending American Diplomatic and Economic Influence in Africa

Written by Andrew Allen Over the course of the last decade, China has taken an aggressive approach towards constructing an economic relationship with Africa. A major aspect of this relationship has been Chinese infrastructure investments in the continent, which provides African nations with low-conditionality access to capital. Although China’s economic…