Category: Nigeria

Nigeria called for ‘strategic relationship’ with US in 2011-2012

Members of the US Congress in 2015 are calling for the President to devise a “strategy” against Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria. They are correct to do so. However the record should show that Nigeria asked the US for a “strategic relationship” to “destroy” Boko Haram years before, in 2011 and 2012. The US did not respond favorably. Frustrated with...

Join me at the US Capitol building for strategy conference on Al Qaeda and Ikhwan

Join me and eight other experts at the United States Capitol building on Friday, September 6, for a day-long conference on Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood: A New American Strategy. Sponsored by the Westminster Institute, the conference addresses the failure of US policy in the Middle East and Africa, a policy that centers on the belief that supporting “non-violent”...

Political warfare in Sub-Saharan Africa: Army monograph looks at US capabilities & Chinese operations

A summary of a monograph by Donovan Chau, reprinted from the US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. Today, as in the past, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) exerts influence on the African continent. Unlike the United States, which also attempts to sway African nations and people, the PRC uses an instrument of grand strategy called political warfare as...