West Africa in the Crosshairs of AQIM and ISIS

West Africa in the Crosshairs of AQIM and ISIS
Troops provide security after militants led an attack on a hotel and a cafe popular with foreigners, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Jan. 18, 2016 (AP photo by Theo Renaut).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the death of Fidel Castro and the implications for reform in Cuba and normalizing ties with the United States. For the Report, Anouar Boukhars talks with Peter Dörrie about Islamist militancy in West Africa.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

What’s in Store for Cuba—and U.S. Ties—After Fidel Castro?

The Costs of Uncertainty With Trump’s Trade Policies
Iran Struggles to Grow Its Economy While Adapting to Climate Change
How West Africa Became Fertile Ground for AQIM and ISIS

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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