Boko Haram and al-Shabaab: Comparable threats to African security

View image | gettyimages.com Written by Conway Waddington (1) Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:47 Boko Haram and al-Shabaab are militant Islamist sects that are predominantly operational in Nigeria and Somalia, and are both engaged in protracted insurgencies and terror campaigns. Their origins, strategic goals, methodologies and recent track records are comparable to varying degrees. These…

Counterterrorism Conundrum

Rethinking Security Policy in Australia and Southeast Asia By Joseph Chinyong Liow  December 17, 2014 A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt cafe where other were being held in central Sydney on December 15, 2014. (Jason Reed /Courtesy Reuters) Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Australia has enacted some of the harshest…