Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies
Defense and Strategic Studies
Maghreb, al Qaeda, ungoverned spaces, Horn of Africa, terrorism, radicalism, al Qaeda in the Lands of Islamic Maghreb, al Shabaab, counterterrorism
Defense and Security Studies
Al Qaeda and other terror groups have long enjoyed the use of nations like Afghanistan to train for and launch attacks because of the large ungoverned spaces and the ability to disappear among the populations. Because of the push by coalition forces, however, terror groups have had to relocate, and have found a new home in the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa where they have established new training camps, and use these areas to launch attacks on Western Europe and the United States. In order to prevent future terrorist attacks, the United States and her allies must recognize the growing threat in the region and work to eliminate the causes or radicalism within the local populations as well as the terror groups themselves.
© Jimmy Alexander Bossu
Bossu, Jimmy Alexander, "Terrorist Organizations in North Africa: the Evolving Threat to Global Security" (2011). MSU Graduate Theses. 1479.