Governance refers to all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society. Security refers to precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, and other active or potential threats to human well-being conducted by state or society authorities.

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Responses to Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Region: Policies, Cooperation and Livelihoods
Omar S Mahmood, Ndubuisi Christian Ani
Chief among the factors enabling the rise of Boko Haram include a limited state presence and poor governance, underdevelopment and unemployment, environmental pressures enhanced by the receding…
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The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
Omar S Mahmood
Civilians have been caught between unresponsive governments and the violence of Boko Haram. This must change. While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has…
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The Criminal-Jihadist: Insights into Modern Terrorist Financing
Dr Christina Schori Liang
Criminal-terrorist networks are weakening states by eroding state structures, undermining the rule of law, and creating illegitimate governments. They rule over large swathes of territory, where they…
Niger in The Post-Gaddafi Regional Security Context
Eric Komlavi Hahonou
The collapse of the Libyan regime of Muhammad Gaddafi in 2011, led to an unexpected destabilization of the Sahel region that profoundly affected Mali, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and…
Collective Insecurity in the Sahel: Fighting Terror with Good Governance
Richard Downie
This article argues that overcoming regional terrorism is an arduous, long-term endeavor requir­ing a combination of elements that have been absent from Nigeria’s response so far. They include the…
Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region Beyond Boko Haram
Henrik Angerbrandt
In light of a recent UN Security Council resolution on the Lake Chad region, this policy note identifies major challenges that need to be addressed to create conditions for actors in the region to…

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