ATbar Doukhan, David (Dr.)

Doukhan, David (Dr.)

Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

David Doukhan specializes in issues of Urban Warfare Theories, Radical Islam and Terrorism.

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The Boiling Sahel

This article deals with the war in the Sahel, an area that should be seen as 'the backyard' of France. Why? Because what's happening in Mali has a direct impact on France. Political and economic instability in the region, along with the flourishing of Radical Islamic Jihad organizations fuel the refugee crisis while the regional instability threatens to overthrow the regimes in some states in the Sahel.
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Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram – Reflections

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is a joint military effort created by countries of the Chad Basin - Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin (without sending military forces) to fight Boko Haram and the ISIS affiliate - West African Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which threaten the stability of these countries and the entire region.
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Boko Haram - Learning from Military History

Boko Haram terrorists (The Group of People from Sunnah Preaching Jihad - JAS) or the ISIS affiliate in West Africa that split from Boko Haram (Islamic State West Africa Province - ISWAP) are responsible for the killing of at least 110 people in a horrific massacre in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria, in the village of Zabarmari on November 29, 2020.
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Nigeria’s War Against Boko Haram Is Far From Being Over

This article will focus on the reasons why the group is still alive and continues to be a dangerous threat to the entire region; reasons that led me to conclude that the war is not over. The battle is a deeply political, ideological and theological one in which too many actors are engaged, creating doubt as to whether radical Islamic ideology can indeed be defeated?
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Climate change contribute to Boko Haram uprising

It is obvious that Climate change favorized the survival of Boko Haram, chased from north-east Nigeria territories. The fact that the group is decentralized renders military operations, at all levels, more difficult, but feasible with adequate personnel and equipment. Merely a military approach will not bring an end to Boko Haram in the area. The terrorist group's activities occur in areas where there is extreme poverty, income and social inequality, poor infrastructure and the absence of a stable government. The time to act decisively is now to expand humanitarian assistance and protection as well as basic services, and thus laying out the groundwork for early recovery and reconstruction of the area in parallel with military pressure on the enemy and deradicalizations actions.
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