Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

The mass exodus of Syrian refugees gripped the world’s attention in 2015. Thousands of civilians fled the civil war and navigated treacherous waters and hostile borders to reach safety in Europe. In a strategically vital region notorious for political violence, these events drew the world’s attention and energy. But even as the fighting rages across Syria, Iraq, and Libya, we must look to the threat posed by escalating terrorism and violence in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thomas M. Sanderson