Beyond the Caliphate: The Islamic State’s Global Future

ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik tracks Islamic State activity outside of its former “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, evaluating the militant group’s continued potential for global disruption.* ________ *Correction: This infographic previously included activity where the specific faction of Boko Haram involved in the event (Barnawi or Shekau faction) was unknown based on reporting. As…

Regional Overview – Africa 16 October 2018

Key developments in Africa during the week of October 7th include persistent militant threats in Egypt and in the Lake Chad area; coupled with election-related violence in Cameroon, Mozambique and Nigeria. In Egypt, although there are signs that the government’s ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ launched in February has slowly weakened the Islamic State’s grip on territory…