Jihad in West African Sahel: Rise of a New Caliphate?
Date of Issue2017-04-03
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
As the self-styled Islamic State loses ground in Iraq, Syria and Libya, Al Qaeda looks to unify its forces in Western Sahel. The AQ network aims to strengthen its foothold in this poor and unstable region of northern Africa, but the scope and impact of such an action should not be overestimated.
Country and Region Studies
Nanyang Technological University