Since his instatement, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has strategically directed security developments to shape domestic policy in a way that has garnered support for his administration and cemented its anti-Islamist posture, easing the advancement of the anti-Islamist agenda outside the country.
Instability, corruption, and economics threaten Nigeria’s future, while neither candidate offers much reason for optimism.
Without a political solution spurred on by regional actors, Libya will be unable to contain the spread of ISIS.
Military force alone cannot fully address the Boko Haram insurgency.
The U.S. must proactively counter misconceptions about jihadism in North Africa to avoid compromising the mission in Iraq and Syria.