Colin Thomas-Jensen writes with Leanne Erdberg Steadman and Bethany L. McGann for the United States Institute of Peace: “Mozambique’s Crisis Requires a New Playbook to Fight Extremism”

Colin Thomas-Jensen writes with Leanne Erdberg Steadman and Bethany L. McGann for the United States Institute of Peace: “Mozambique’s Crisis Requires a New Playbook to Fight Extremism”

“Over the past three years, a local Islamist insurgency in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado has grown in strength and viciousness, developing ties with international terrorist groups and threatening one of the world’s largest natural gas projects. The insurgency is turning Cabo Delgado into a killing field. While many Americans are increasingly wary of overseas counterterrorism commitments, there is increasing consensus among experts that the conventional, militarized counterterrorism responses that have dominated in the post 9-11 era are failing, particularly in Africa. The situation in Mozambique is an opportunity to reorient such efforts through addressing the underlying drivers of conflict and extremism…”

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