“The Sahel’s jihadists don’t all govern alike: context matters”, Natasja Rupesinghe and Mikael Hiberg Naghizadeh (NUPI, Norway)

The way jihadist insurgents in the Sahel governs differs between but also within groups. Jihadists do not follow strict ideological templates for imposing their rule or rely only on the use of violence. They continuously adapt the manner in which they govern in response to internal factional dynamics and pressure from state and non-state actors. They also respond to local politics and conflicts.

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