Instability, corruption, and economics threaten Nigeria’s future, while neither candidate offers much reason for optimism.
Without a political solution spurred on by regional actors, Libya will be unable to contain the spread of ISIS.
Military force alone cannot fully address the Boko Haram insurgency.
The U.S. must proactively counter misconceptions about jihadism in North Africa to avoid compromising the mission in Iraq and Syria.
Libya remains awash in weapons and ordnance, which will result in an extremely violent insurgency should armed actors escalate their conflict.