This chapter represents alliances and conflicts of 179 organizations involved in violent events in the Sahel-Sahara between 1997 and 2014. Network analysis shows that groups with similar allies and foes are likely to have similar aggression patterns. Spatial analysis suggests that cross-border movement has intensified following the establishment of military bases by AQIM in Mali but reveals no evidence of a border “sanctuary.” The chapter confirms that national management strategies and foreign military interventions have profoundly affected the movement of Islamist groups in the region.
|Title of host publication||African border disorders|
|Subtitle of host publication||Addressing transnational extremist organizations|
|Editors||Olivier J Walther, William F.S Miles|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Sep 2017|
Walther, O. J., Leuprecht, C., & Skillicorn, D. B. (2017). Networks and spatial patterns of extremist organizations in North and West Africa. In O. J. Walther, & W. F. S. Miles (Eds.), African border disorders: Addressing transnational extremist organizations (pp. 60-86). Taylor & Francis.