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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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Avenging Blood: Sisi vs The Islamic State

22nd February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

On the 16th February 2015 Egyptian authorities’ bombed Islamic State (IS) targets in Libya only hours after militants released a video of 21 Egyptian Coptic…

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Boko Haram: Anatomy of a Crisis

18th February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Nigeria is Africa’s most populated country and is considered one of the most rapidly growing economies in the continent. However, underlying geographic, ethnic, economic and…

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From Minsk to Debaltseve: Ukraine’s rocky road to peace

17th February 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Following 17 hours of intense negotiations, early on Thursday 12th February the leaders of the ‘Normandy 4’ (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany), agreed on a…

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The Rise of Boko Haram Chronogram – Part 1: 2009 – 2014

5th February 2015 Analysis, Diagrams

The Rise of Boko Haram Chronogram – PartI-2009 – 2014 follow link for diagram

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Nigeria’s Judgement Day: 2015 Presidential Elections

31st January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

On 25th January 2015, Boko Haram fighters attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno state with dozens reported dead. The fall of…

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Boko Haram Crisis Re-Escalates

30th January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Boko Haram (BH), the largest Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Africa, has continued its campaign of violence and terrorism in North-East Nigeria and across the…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State Part 3

28th January 2015 Analysis

This public document is the third and final segment of a three part series provided by OSC. This briefing raises awareness of the potential hazard…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State Part 2

23rd January 2015 Analysis

This public document is the second segment of a three part series provided by OSC analysing the regional security implications of the conflict in Iraq…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State: Part 1

21st January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

This public document is the first section of a three part series provided by OSC analysing 1) the coalition efforts against Baghdadi’s Islamic state, 2)…

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International Coalition vs Islamic State Executive Summary

17th January 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

It is clear that the US leads the pack followed by the support of its Western allies, the UK, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium and the…

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A New Turn in the Boko Haram Crisis

16th January 2015 Analysis

On the 21st January 2015 the notorious leader of Boko Haram (BH) Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for attacks in the city of Baga at the…

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