A Comparative Study on Political Responses to Issues of Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies between the United States and Nigeria


The issue of insurgency is a global stigma that has and is still stalling the socio-economic development of many nations all over the world. Many scholars would argue that the Nigerian experience in this regard is relatively new when compared to nations like the United States and most Middle Eastern countries. Still these have adopted certain strategic approaches towards curbing and at least containing issues of insurgencies. The diverse ethnic and religious climate and unique political disposition of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria lends to the complexity of the country’s failed attempt to address it. The analytical approach adopted in this research is deliberate and strategic; a comparative study with a well evaluated prognosis of the respective situations of the two countries in this study will increase the prospects of developing fresh erstwhile unconsidered insights towards the resolution of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

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Basil Chuka Okoli, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria

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Conference: ECPEL2015
Stream: Politics P6. Political Theory

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