DestabilizationBoko Haram (BH) is pushing Nigeria’s government and its people towards a chaotic and bloody confrontation that will not only negatively impact the nation but threatens to further destabilize Sub-Saharan Africa. Known for its corruption and fraud, Nigeria has now added terrorism to its negative global image. Image: 2012 Kano, Nigera. Guns and a police helmet are displayed at a barrack after a shootout between Boko Haram in March 20, 2012. http://blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2012/03/23/nigeria-boko-haram-negotiations-break-down/FOR MORE ON  Boko Haram: Coffers and Coffins; A Pandoras Box - the Vast Financing Options for Boko HaramTransnational TerrorPrior to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who on Christmas day 2009 attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound flight from the Netherlands, no one would have imagined that a Nigerian would  be capable of committing an act of transnational terrorism. For More on Security and Aviation (non Military)Growth and AdaptationSince…

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Ioannis Papathanassiou

John I. Papathanassiou is an international business consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in defense and security analysis in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His work with Omega...