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Stability in the Sahel Region Will Require More Than Just Counter-Terrorism

The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in a remote region of Niger in October 2017 suddenly brought the Sahel region of West Africa to the attention of the American public and lawmakers, many of whom were previously unaware of there being any American military engagement in the region. The soldiers and their Nigerien counterparts were reportedly ambushed by fighters loyal to the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), one of the multiple extremist groups operating in the region’s large and sparsely populated desert areas. While the October attack may have catapulted American counterterrorism strategy in the Sahel into the media spotlight, the region is no stranger to regional and international military operations aiming to combat the growth of violent extremism. The Sahel region is now home to a growing alphabet soup of regional and international peacekeeping and counterterrorism operations, from the French-led Operation Barkhane to the G5 Sahel Joint Force and the newly-formed Multinational Joint Task Force to combat Boko Haram.

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Europe’s Refugee Crisis Underscores Global Interconnectedness

As the civil war in Syria enters its sixth year, its effects continue to wreak havoc not only on its own war-ravaged population, but also upon countries farther afield. In the 2016 Fragile States Index, Syria was again one of the most worsened countries year-on-year, catapulting them into the list of the top ten most […]

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Peace is not an endpoint, it's a process - one that requires flexibility, creativity, & working together. For tactics on how to boost communications on #peacebuilding, explore the new guide created by AfP in partnership w/ @FrameWorksInst & @PartnersGlobal:https://t.co/oqZIwtf9gD

Jessica Hartog (@intalert) and @joycekortlandt (@WetlandsInt) explain how quantitative and qualitative data can help to convene different stakeholders to water-related security risks.

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On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we recognize the many fearless journalists around the world who continue to keep citizens informed while confronting risks to their lives. #endimpunity

Nkasi Wódu (@WoduNkasi) highlights the necessity for African countries to adopt non-military approaches to countering violent extremism #CVE
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