The JWE project seeks to connect the disparate literatures on civil war economies and state formation, in order to explain contemporary forms of jihadist governance and proto-state development. It proposes that illicit economic and political activity have a symbiotic relationship in these conflicts. With respect to the empirical work, the JWE research agenda will cover six diverse and networked jihadist organizations: 1) Taliban networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, 2) the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, 3) Boko Haram in Nigeria, 4) MUJAO/Les Mirabouts in West Africa, and 5) Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Of these cases, four (Al Shabaab, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Taliban) are amongst the richest terror organizations, while MUJAO/Les Mirabouts play a critical role in profitable western African smuggling Networks.
|Effective start/end date||1/1/16 → 12/31/19|
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences (250173)
- Research Council of Norway (250173)
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