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  • Ramin Asgard joins the Global Initiative

    Ramin Asgard joins the Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict as Senior Fellow. Mr. Asgard is a veteran former Foreign Service Officer with extensive field and headquarters experience in diplomatic, civil-military, commercial/trade advocacy, and research and analysis.[...]

  • Director Derek Harvey on PBS Newshour

    Can air power alone stop ISIS? On Wednesday, October 8, GICSC Director, Derek Harvey spoke to PBS’s Judy Woodruff and analyzed the effectiveness of airstrikes against ISIS.  ” I don’t think we need to fight everyplace,” argues Harvey, “but it’s clear that the air campaign is, in my judgment as a professor at the University of […]

  • Founding Director David Jacobson on PBS Newshour

    What are the strategic objectives of violence against women by ISIS? On Tuesday October 7, David Jacobson, Founding Director of the University of South Florida’s Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict discusses the exploitation of women by the Islamic State. “The targeting of women has got a strategic objective in terms of frightening populations,” […]

Boko Haram Continues Violent Attacks in Kano and Maiduguri

Boko Haram Continues Violent Attacks in Kano and Maiduguri

By: Zacharias Pieri Geospatial Mapping: Michael Williams Boko Haram Attacks Oct. 29-Dec. 1 2014 As thousands of Muslims in Kano gathered at the Grand Mosque in the heart of the city for traditional Friday prayers and accompanying sermon on 28 November 2014, three bombs were detonated in the vicinity leaving 120 dead and injuring another […]

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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