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Boko Haram faction demonstrates parallels with Cold War-era revolutionary insurgents

Stoddard, Ed (2020) Boko Haram faction demonstrates parallels with Cold War-era revolutionary insurgents. Africa at LSE (23 Jan 2020), pp. 1-6. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Different ‘Boko Haram’ factions display contrasting militant strategies to achieve their goals. While the original faction Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad (JASDJ) is one of the world’s most violent militant movements towards civilians, a breakaway faction, Islamic State West Africa Province, mixes extreme violence with efforts to win over local Muslim populations. This approach demonstrates surprising parallels with Cold War-era communist models of revolutionary warfare.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 16:42
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103741

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