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Mapping features of armed groups: Boko Haram

16th March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Created in 2001, the group originally aimed to implement Sharia law, prohibitting any influence of Western education and culture, and setting up a welfare association…

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Boko Haram Swears Allegiance to the Islamic State

12th March 2015 Analysis

Saturday 7th March 2015. Soon after Maiduguri the capital of Borno state Nigeria was rocked by bomb blasts of an attack by three female jihadists…

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Kiev Security Overview

4th March 2015 Analysis

While Ukraine has been rocked by scenes of ethnic clashes over the past 12 months, the vast majority of fighting has been restricted to the…

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Maidan Anniversary: Where now for Ukraine?

3rd March 2015 Analysis

It has been a difficult year for Ukraine. On February 22nd, 2014 the country awoke to learn that it’s pro-Russian President, Viktor Yanukovych, had fled…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN)

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) aims to overthrow the Assad regime and replace it with a Sunni Islamic state. However, in contrast to its rival group the…

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Mapping Jihadist groups alongside Current Humanitarian Action

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

This report provides an all-encompassing mapping of jihadist and other terrorist groups alongside current humanitarian action. The first segment provides an overview of developments in…

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