Unusual Lessons from an Unusual War: Boko Haram and Modern Insurgency

December 12, 2017

by Nathaniel D. F. Allen



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Boko Haram, now in retreat but likely to remain a persistent terrorist menace, is one of the world’s most poorly understood and frequently mischaracterized groups. Though distinct from most insurgencies as popularly understood, it also offers lessons relevant to confronting insurgencies today.