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  • Global Initiative Introduces the Boko Haram Tracker

      The Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict at The University of South Florida Announces a new monthly publication on Nigeria and Boko Haram. The USF Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict (GICSC) Nigeria and Boko Haram Tracker is a monthly product that builds on G.I.’s extensive West Africa work on, inter alia, […]

  • Dr. Zacharias Pieri Discusses Boko Haram with MINSA

    In an interview published Friday March 13th in the Missionary International News Service Agency (MINSA), Global Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr. Zacharias Pieri discussed Boko Haram’s pledge to Islamic State and the changing dynamics of jihadism in West Africa. In a video released last Saturday, the leader of the Nigerian Islamist group Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to […]

  • Director Harvey Discusses ISIS on Newsmax TV

    Director Derek Harvey discussed the latest ISIS video on Newsmax TV’s America’s Forum, hosted by former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth. When asked about the latest ISIS videos that are now using children, Director Harvey was able to offer thoughtful analysis. “Clearly they’ve highlighted the use of young children and they are trying to develop young warriors at […]

The Price of Extremism

The Price of Extremism

The execution style murder of three young North Carolina students, two of whom were hijab wearing Muslim women, raises questions regarding the rise of Islamaphobia in the United States in the form of hate crimes. Some will argue that the motive for the incident has not been clearly established and was simply the unfortunate outcome […]


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