Is the Tide Actually Turning Against Boko Haram?

Over the last several weeks, headlines have documented numerous military defeats suffered by Boko Haram at the hands of the more than 8,700-strong allied forces, including reclamation of key towns and the rescue of nearly 700 women and girls. As allied forces ...

Boko Haram and the Nigerian Elections

The Boko Haram insurgency is intensifying precisely as Nigerians prepare to go the polls in hotly contested elections. Earlier this month, the group pulled off their deadliest attack to date, though the media was consumed by the Charlie Hebdo attacks. So why i...

Maiduguri Under Assault

A large and strategically important Nigerian city came under heavy assault by Boko Haram fighters as John Kerry met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos. If Maiduguri falls to Boko Haram, it could portend a massive humanitarian emergency.  “Peopl...