Posts Tagged ‘Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’

Mohamed Salah Tamek and the Moroccan Approach to Counterterrorism – David S. Bloom

.  * Morocco has long been recognized as a strong international partner on regional security, but some of its strongest contributions may be overlooked outside of the Maghreb. Its comprehensive strategies to address the root causes of extremism in Morocco and amongst its neighbors can have deep and lasting benefits for regional security.  * . David S. Bloom, MAC May 20, 2014 During his five-year stint as a political prisoner, it ...

Real Indicators of the Future for AQIM, Mali, and the Sahara/Sahel Region – David S. Bloom

. * “AQIM and its offshoots leverage money, guns and prayers to establish their presence in poorly governed areas in the Sahel and Sahara… AQIM flourished in Mali and the greater Sahel because of their sophisticated understanding of ‘the local context.’ To truly defeat AQIM and other jihadists, a better understanding of that local context must be forged to address the root problems that fester and spark instability and violence ...

To win war on terror, need to look beyond al-Qaeda central – Caitlin Dearing Scott/David Bloom

 . . Caitlin Dearing Scott, David Bloom, MAC February 11, 2014 An article in Foreign Policy, “War on Error,” by security analyst J.M. Berger, has created a buzz in Washington these past few days and rightfully so. The article traces the evolution of al-Qaeda over the past 15 years in an effort to change the way we think about the group, and terrorism more broadly. Despite pronouncements here, there, and ...

New Opportunities, and Ongoing Challenges, to Promoting Security in North Africa – Caitlin Dearing Scott, David Bloom

…. . Caitlin Dearing Scott, David Bloom, MAC January 27, 2014 There have been both encouraging and disturbing developments in the security situation in the Maghreb and Sahel over the past few weeks. First – the encouraging news.   Last week, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced his country’s plan to bolster its security presence in the Sahel and reorganize it to “be more reactive about potential crises.” France plans to ...
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