Impact of Terrorism on Niger from 2013 to 2019
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
US Army Command and General Staff College
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Niger has faces serious security challenges since 2013. All of Nigers borders are exposed to conflicts occurring in neighboring countries. Seven terrorist groups operate along these borders. Western Niger is affected by the conflict in Northern Mali while Boko Haram-related violence spills over into southeastern Niger from northern Nigeria. Niger struggles with the aftermath of NATO operations in Libya. ISIS-WA, Boko Haram, ISIS, Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam, Wal-Muslimin, al-Murabitun, Ansar al-Din, and the Liberation Front of Macina are terrorist groups affecting the Nigers borders and interior. Their attacks have destroyed lives, hindered democracy, and forced the Defense and Security Forces into protracted engagement against elusive enemies. This study identifies terrorisms impacts in Niger by analyzing the human, national, and regional levels. It attempts to determine key problems and help government officials reduce the negative impacts in Niger. This research provides recommendations for fighting terrorism, and increasing links to civilians through creation of a civil affairs unit to improve cooperation between the military and communities.
- Government and Political Science
- Unconventional Warfare