Franchising Terrorism

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Judd Devermont is joined by Anouar Boukhars (African Center for Strategic Studies), Jason Warner (United States Military Academy in West Point), and Emily Estelle (American Enterprise Institute) to discuss the dangers of overemphasizing or underselling the ties between regional groups and global Jihadi networks. Guests also cover French President Macron's decision to draw down Operation Barkhane in the Sahel and the ADF's links to the Islamic state in Eastern Congo.

Background Readings:

A Course Correction for the Sahel Stabilisation Strategy - International Crisis Group
The Islamic State in Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront - Jason Warner, Ryan Cummings, and Ryan O'Farrell
The Islamic State has ‘provinces’ in Africa. That doesn’t mean what you might think - Jason Warner
Swapping jerseys: What changes when African extremists join the Islamic State? - Emily Estelle
DRC: Designating the ADF - Jason Warner
False Choices: U.S. Policy toward Coastal West Africa and the Sahel - Judd Devermont 
Déby’s Dead. What’s Next for Chad and the Sahel? - Judd Devermont
Rethinking Crisis Responses in the Sahel - Judd Devermont and Marielle Harris
Centering Civilian Protection in Northern Mozambique - Emilia Columbo and Kelly Moss
The Logic of Violence in Africa’s Extremist Insurgencies - Anouar Boukhars
Keeping Terrorism at Bay in Mauritania - Anouar Boukhars