Stabilizing north-east Nigeria after Boko Haram

Since the early years of the crisis, Nigeria’s international partners have cautioned that Boko Haram is unlikely to be defeated on the battlefield alone. They have stressed the need for a multidimensional response that tackles the drivers of insecurity in the region, including chronic weaknesses in service delivery, corrupt governance, and environmental degradation.

This paper from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace highlights the challenges of local-level stabilization efforts while working with a host government.

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