Andrew Black is an analyst specializing in terrorism and political violence in Africa.
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Andrew Black was cited in an article titled "Belmokhtar, Mastermind of Algerian Gas Plant Attack" by The Daily Beast.
An analysis by Jamestown’s Andrew Black was cited by the International Herald Tribune in an article entitled “Jihadist Kingpin Suspected in Hostage Seizure.”
An analysis by Jamestown’s Andrew Black was cited by Stars and Stripes in an article entitled “Militant leader known for being brutal, cagey.”
The Jamestown Foundation's Andrew Black was quoted in an article about Mokhtar Belmokhtar by Al-Sharq al-Awsat.
Jamestown's Andrew Black was cited in an article in The New York Times titled "Jihad 'Prince,' a Kidnapper, Is Tied to Raid."
Jamestown's Andrew Black was cited in an article entitled “Islamic ‘Marlboro Man’: The One-Eyed Jihadist Who Quarreled With Al-Qaeda And Seized An Algerian Gas Field” published by International Business Times.
Jamestown's Andrew Black was cited in an article by the Washington Post, Americans Among 20 Hostages Seized in Algeria.
BBC Africa provided a link to analysis by Andrew Black from The Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor.
Clan identity and Islam are central pillars of Somali society, with clan dynamics and inter-clan rivalries magnified by decades of state collapse. Al-Shabaab - the dominant Islamist militia controlling much
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States government was in discussions with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on June 30. That the U.S. was willing to reach out
In the Hobbesian anarchy that has been the norm in Somalia since the late 1980s, the proliferation of weapons has been associated not only with the pursuit of political power
Suspected of a leading role in the kidnapping of the two Canadian and two European hostages released on April 21, 2009, the enigmatic Mokhtar Belmokhtar has yet again come to the
An estimated 30 individuals, presumed to be members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), raided a bar near the city of Tizi Ouzou in the mountainous Kabylie region of
On March 10, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement to jihadi forums claiming the abduction of two Austrian tourists on Tunisian soil (al-Jazeera, March 10). Though it
On January 29, a lorry laden with 1,400 lbs of explosives and driven by a member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was detonated in the town of Thenia,
The December 11 suicide bombings in Algiers perpetrated by members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were a profound statement by the group that it remains a persistent threat
On November 3, 2007, a new video from al-Qaeda media production house as-Sahab was circulated on jihadi forums. Entitled “Unity of the Ranks,” the video featured senior al-Qaeda leaders Ayman
It has been a little over one year since Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the official merger between al-Qaeda and the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), and since that time
On September 8, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement via its official website affirming that it was responsible for the suicide attacks against a Coast Guard barracks
In the ever changing dynamic of contemporary Somalia, the recently established Mujahideen Youth Movement (MYM) has emerged as the most potent militant group. Although there is little substantive information available
During the past year, reports have revealed the routes through which foreign fighters from North Africa make their way into and out of the Iraq theater of conflict. Previously, the
On May 9, al-Jazeera television broadcast clips from the latest video to emerge from the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The video, which details the preparation and execution
Since the fall of Somalia's Islamic Courts Union (ICU) in late December 2006, the online jihadi community has been abuzz with web postings and material promoting the struggle in the
In the first week of January 2007, the Moroccan government announced the dismantling of an alleged 62-person terrorist cell (Gulf Times, January 5). According to statements made by the government,
In a highly influential and sizeable treatise posted in January 2005 and titled "The Global Islamic Resistance Call," jihadi ideologue Abu Musab al-Suri (aka Mustafa Setmariam Nasar) culminated a life
On March 11, 2004, as the world focused on the Madrid commuter bombings, there were reports that armed forces from Chad, Niger, and Mali had engaged a large group of