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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorOboho, Kitefre K.
dc.contributor.authorArtis, Andrew J.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:56Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:56Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45916
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the threat Boko Haram poses to Nigeria and its neighbors in West Africa, and determines the extent to which ensuing regional instability may or may not threaten United States (U.S.) national interests in the region. Among our conclusions, from the examination of U.S.-Nigerian relations over time, is that the United States generally acts in response to the media’s ability to incite a public outcry and less in regard to threats to perceived national interests. Boko Haram, initially viewed as a problem internal to Nigeria given its Nigeria- focused agenda, has since developed relations with influential transnational and international terrorist organizations, such as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS). It is our position that sponsorship from other terror organizations will make Boko Haram more dangerous and capable of threatening regional stability, ergo impacting U.S. security interests. On the basis of whether a terrorist group seeks state-level sovereignty or inclusion into an existing state, we propose several stop-gaps that, if applied effectively, could serve as countermeasures to hinder Boko Haram’s ability to move from being a peripheral to an important or even vital threat to United States interests in West Africa.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/bokoharamafricas1094545916
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleBoko Haram: Africa’s new JV team?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBlanken, Leo
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorBoko Haramen_US
dc.subject.authorSovereigntyen_US
dc.subject.authorNational interestsen_US
dc.subject.authorIslamic Stateen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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