May 9, 2014

Helping Nigeria in the Long Term

Max Boot, Commentary

The Associated Press

Whatever the fate of those poor kidnapped girls–and everything practicable should be done to liberate them–many more innocents will die in Nigeria unless the government can reduce its rampant corruption and increase its effectiveness such that it can effectively curb Boko Haram in the future.

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When terrorist threats or insurgencies drag on for years, with death tolls running into the thousands and with millions displaced -- as has happened in Nigeria and Pakistan -- there are invariably policy and structural issues at... more ››
If all the international assistance helps to bring about a happy ending for the missing schoolgirls, so much the better. But Boko Haram's mayhem predates their abduction, and their rescue wouldn't mark the end of the group's... more ››
May 9, 2014
The Real Africa
David Brooks, New York Times
Too many of our images of Africa are derived from nature documentaries, fund-raising appeals and mission trips. In reality, Africa faces in acute forms the same problems that afflict pretty much every region these days. Most... more ››
May 8, 2014
Bring Home the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
New York Post
Once again, Islamist terrorists have zeroed in on what they regard as a mortal threat: girls going to school. Now these men are threatening to sell the 300 Nigerian girls they have taken from their school into slavery.... more ››
May 9, 2014
When Will the West Wake Up?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wall Street Journal
Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative. more ››