Analysis & Commentary

Nigeria’s Worst Violence Is Not Boko Haram

The deadliest threat is not the Boko Haram extremist movement, but escalating battles between farming and herding communities over scarce land and water.

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USIP works in 51 countries facing warfare and extremism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Burma and Nigeria. On any given day, our staff work with partners in prime ministers’ offices and parliaments—and in refugee camps and community centers—building peaceful solutions to bloodshed.

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USIP is America’s nonpartisan institute to promote national security and global stability by reducing violent conflicts abroad. Our staff guide peace talks and advise governments; train police and religious leaders; and support community groups opposing extremism—all to help troubled countries solve their own conflicts peacefully.

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Harry Sarfo, a former Islamic State fighter from Germany, inside the maximum-security prison in Bremen where he is serving a three-year sentence on terrorism charges (Gordon Welters/The New York Times)

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How to Rehabilitate and Reintegrate Violent Extremists

Tuesday, November 27 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join USIP for a discussion of how policies and programs can address trauma and reduce stigma to foster cross-cutting affiliations and social learning, enable rehabilitation, and ease reintegration for people disengaging from extremist violence.