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CAR Still Haunted by Ethnic Divisions as It Tries to Build Peace

By The Editors
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In the wake of recent violence in the Central African Republic, the United Nations announced today that it is sending an additional 1,000 peacekeepers to the war-torn country. In an interview, the Brookings Institution's Amadou Sy discussed the political and security situation in CAR. more

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To Fight Boko Haram and IS, Build Resilient Regional Networks

By Steven Metz
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Frustrated by 50 years of failed nationalism, today’s most dangerous insurgents rely instead on a transnational ideology drawn from religion. The only thing that can defeat adaptive transnational extremists like Boko Haram and the Islamic State are resilient transnational counter-extremist networks. more

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After Election, New Lesotho Coalition Unlikely to Tackle Needed Reform

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After last month’s election in Lesotho produced no clear winner, the opposition Democratic Congress formed a coalition with six smaller parties. In an interview, Dimpho Motsamai, a policy analyst and researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, discussed Lesotho’s election. more

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Kenya’s Harsh Counterterrorism Tactics Risk Stoking Extremism

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In recent months, Kenya has increased its crackdown on Islamic extremism, including mosque raids and alleged extrajudicial killings. In an interview, Jeremy Prestholdt, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, discussed Kenya’s counterterrorism policies. more