October 29th, 2014

Timor Leste: The Limits of International Peacekeeping

The percentage of post-conflict countries that recede back into violence is estimated to be anything from 20 to 56%....

October 24th, 2014

Past and Present: Boko Haram in Historical Context

Nigeria is no stranger to religious and ethnic conflict. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is the latest in a long line of fundamentalist groups and movements that have existed in Nigeria over the centuries....

October 9th, 2014

Thoughts on conflict and forgiveness in Northern Uganda

“You have killed me for no reason, I even knew you.” – Ugandan youth describing his flashbacks (Veale, A., Stavrou A....

October 2nd, 2014

Fear and loathing in Northern Nigeria: Boko Haram and the government’s counterinsurgency problems

Since its birth in 2009, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (translated from Arabic as ‘People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad’), the terror organisation commonly known as Boko Haram, has waged a violent campaign against the Nigerian government and its citizens to impose its own interpretation of Sharia law....
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