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Boko Haram’s Man Chari: Abubakar Shekau’s Missing Military Amir

Ever since Boko Haram began to conquer territory in northeastern Nigeria in 2013, Man Chari has been an important leadership figure—specifically, the “military amir.” He was also the right-hand man to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in the months before Shekau’s pledge of loyalty to the... MORE

Iraqi Elections Poised to Further Empower Pro-Iran Hadi al-Ameri

On May 12, Iraq held its first parliamentary elections since the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reclaimed control of disputed territories from Kurdish forces and declared the military defeat of Islamic State (IS) militants in late 2017. A decisive factor in these successes... MORE

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