What to Make of the Latest Jihadi Reorganization in the Sahara/Sahel

Earlier this month, three of the Sahel’s leading  jihadist groups – Ansar Dine, al-Mourabitoun, and Katiba Macina — announced a merger with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) under the leadership of Ansar Dine chief Iyad Ag Ghaly and the banner “Nusrat ul-Islam” (group for the victory of Isla

Algerian Intelligence Agency’s Dubious Role in Fighting Terrorism Revisited

Back in December 2013, I wrote an article illustrating the shady and muddled ties between Algeria’s Military Intelligence Agency and the notorious terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar.


'Blood in the Desert' author describes menace to Maghreb

Mohamed Baghdad is an Algerian academic, TV personality, and author of "Blood of the Desert" and "Al-Qaeda Wars in the Sahel". He also participates in many international conferences on jihadi ideology.

Libya, the Sahel and the ghosts of Algerian terrorism

Many questions hang in the balance regarding Algeria’s DRS, its attempts at reinventing itself, its relationship with the West and its potential invasion of Libya.

Japanese Public Security Intelligence Agency classified Tindouf Camps as insecure area and place of frequent kidnappings.

The Japanese Public Security Intelligence Agency has made public the 2014 its report on terrorism ( Kokusai Terrorismu Youran 2014) published under the supervision of the Ministry of justice.

Morocco's Struggle Against Jihad in Africa

By most accounts, French president Francois Hollande had a successful visit to Washington last week.

Morocco Knows How to Win in Sahara

When hardcore Islamists linked to al Qaeda recently took over a region of the Sahara desert in northern Mali the size of France, I knew how they could be quickly defeated.

Boko Haram, ISIL and jihadi fires: Why Morocco may have the solution

It is fast becoming clear that the international community has hugely underestimated the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram.

“Perilous Desert: Insecurity in Sahara” – Review, J. Peter Pham, Journal of Middle East & Africa

Book Review:

Moroccan-style democracy

If gross domestic product counted reports, meetings, public forums and other consensus-building activities, Morocco would be the richest country in the world.

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