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  • Derek Harvey contributes to Washington Times article

    On Sunday, July 20th, 2014, The Washington Times published an article titled "Elusive target: U.S. believed Iraq terror mastermind al-Baghdadi killed 3 times", which features commentary from Derek Harvey, director at the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict.

  • How Iran is pushing U.S. aside in Iraq

    On Monday, July 7th, 2014, director Derek Harvey and colleague Michael Pregent had their article "How Iran is Pushing U.S. aside in Iraq" posted in CNN's Opinion section on their website. This is the newest of many articles that have been published recently by director Derek Harvey.

  • Derek Harvey featured in various news outlets for his take on Iraq

    Derek Harvey is currently being featured in many news outlets for his expertise on the situation going on in Iraq right now. Mr. Harvey has contributed pieces to Al Jazeera, The Telegraph (UK), The Daily Star Lebanon, The Dallas Chronicle, and was interviewed in a video with ITV News.

Boko Haram’s Islamic Caliphate is becoming a reality in Northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram’s Islamic Caliphate is becoming a reality in Northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram leaders have long articulated the goal of establishing, or rather reviving an Islamic State – a Caliphate – in Northern Nigeria. This is not a novel concept and is something that should be viewed in the historical and religious context of Nigeria’s north. In 1804 Islamic scholar Usman Dan Fodio galvanized a large […]

Nigeria Research Published in West Africa Insight

Nigeria Research Published in West Africa Insight

GICSC researchers Zacharias Pieri and Rafael Serrano recently published Insurgency Prolonged: Nigeria’s Lack of Strategic Adaptation and the Rising Boko Haram Death Toll in the Summer 2014 edition of  West Africa Insight. This article looks at the round of Boko Haram violence that emerged in the first quarter of 2014, and explains some of the causes. As with […]

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