Territory Archives: Africa

Ansar al-Sharia’s Long Game: Dawa, Hisba and Jihad

My new report focuses on Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia (AST), which is Tunisia’s largest salafi jihadist group. AST has featured prominently in the country’s news recently, following clashes between the group and the government. These clashes followed clashes at the Algerian border between Tunisian security forces and a jihadist group known as Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi, […]

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News from North America, Friday 22nd March 2013

BBC News: “Nearly two in three hate crimes in the US are not reported to police as victims doubt police can or will help, justice department statistics showed. From 2003-06, 46% of hate crimes were reported, but police were notified only 35% of the time from 2007-11.” Daily Mail: “Police in Texas have shot a […]

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News from North America, Monday 4th March 2013

Dallas Morning News: “A Dallas-based member of the Aryan Brotherhood pleaded guilty in Houston today to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, according to the FBI.” CNN: “The Obama administration is searching through U.S. intelligence reports to look for specific evidence that confirms veteran jihadist Moktar Belmoktar was killed in a raid by Chad’s […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 19th February 2013

CBS News: “After 15 years in solitary confinement, the man convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is reportedly suing for more human contact. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ramzi Yousef wants to convince a federal judge to live out the rest of his life sentence in a more open prison environment. The […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 11th February 2013

France BBC News: France probes suspects ‘linked to African jihadists’. ‘A French judge has opened criminal proceedings against four men suspected of links with Islamist militant networks in west Africa. The four, who were detained in the Paris area on Tuesday, are being investigated for possible “association with a terrorist enterprise”. France24: French Communist Party drops hammer and […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 7th February 2013

Europe New York Times: Corruption Undermining Democracy in Europe. ‘Thorbjorn Jagland has made the fight against corruption his big challenge. As secretary general of the Council of Europe, a governmental group that was founded in 1949 to promote human rights on the Continent, he knows about corruption firsthand. Since the fall of Communism, the council has […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 5th February 2013

Europe Comment – Policy Network: The electoral rise of populism in the Nordic countries. ‘Different strategies for tackling populism have been put forward at different times in different countries. Despite these different strategies, populist parties have – in all countries – increased their support and been able to politicise their main issue(s).’ France JTA: 100 imams to […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 31st January 2013

France Research – Parliamentary Affairs:  Nonna Mayer – From Jean-Marie to Marine Le Pen: Electoral Change on the Far Right.  ‘In the first round of the 2012 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen drew a record score of 17.9% of the valid votes. Her success was attributed to the ‘de-demonization’ strategy she implemented to soften […]

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Norm Change in Africa – An Evaluation

In the 2011-2012 academic year, I was fortunate to be selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology fellow within the Africa Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As the “resident social scientist” I was tasked with helping to collect, analyze, and then disseminate the […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 30th January 2013

Events Cecilia Malmstrom – European Commission blog: Together against terror and extremism. ‘In September of 2011, I launched the Radicalisation Awareness Network, or RAN, as a response to the ever-growing prevalence of violent extremism in Europe. Individuals such as Anders Behring Breivik in Norway, Mohamed Merah in France or the Stockholm suicide bomber are all examples of […]

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