The Economic Impact of Boko Haram Rule

In northeast Nigera, the impact of Boko Haram rule can linger for years after the extremist organization is cleared from an area. Navanti researchers recently visited Cross Kawa, a village in Borno state that has struggled to rebuild its economy since the Nigerian military captured it from Boko Haram in late 2015.

Life Under Siege in Ta’izz, Yemen

Ta’izz has experienced instability since the Yemen conflict broke out in 2011, as Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG)-aligned militias, and pro-Houthi forces fought for control over different neighborhoods of the city. 

Life after ISIS in Busayra, Deir al-Zour

In September 2017, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began a campaign to recapture large parts of Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zour province from ISIS. Around the same time, the SDF announced the creation of the Deir al-Zour Civil Council (DZCC) to administer the oil-rich desert province in the post-ISIS phase.

Life After ISIS in Tabqah, Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured Tabqah , located west of al-Raqqa city, from ISIS in May 2017. Since that time, the SDF-affiliated Tabqah Civil Council (TCC) has begun the arduous task of restoring some semblance of normal life to a city all but destroyed by the six-year civil war.

Spot Threat Assessment Series: Jerusalem Embassy Move

When President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 06 DEC 2017, regional heads of state including Jordanian King Abdullah and Saudi King Salman warned that violent reactions would spill over from Israel-Palestine into surrounding countries. Within hours of the announcement, Navanti provided its clients with a street level view detailing possible security threats in the MENA region.

Yemen's Hadramawt Province Remains Stable Despite Economic Downturn

Forces affiliated with the Saudi-led coalition retook the coast of the Yemeni province of Hadramawt from Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in spring 2016. While Hadramawt witnessed limited fighting during that period, it has largely remained insulated from the Yemeni civil war because Houthi forces never managed to secure a foothold inside the southeastern province.

Residents in East Africa leery toward drones

This is the third installment of a six-part series based on a Navanti survey about the perceptions and use of drones in Africa and the Middle East. In this installment, we will explore the dynamics in East Africa, more specifically Somalia and Kenya’s border area of Somalia.

Arlington, Virginia: Navanti’s Director of Analysis, Mary Hackman, traveled to Northeastern University June 28-29 to brief at OSAC’s fourth annual Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference. Her panel titled, “Reassessing Risks in Countries Affected by the Arab Spring,” was part of two days of briefings and exercises attended by 190 Middle East-focused private sector security representatives.