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Title:International counter-terrorism in the Horn of Africa: examining radicalization in Kenya
Author:Muriungi, Susan Karegi
Series:African Leadership Centre Monographs
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:African Leadership Centre
Geographic term:Kenya
regional security
Abstract:The Horn of Africa has particularly received attention in the last ten years for its vulnerability in providing spaces that extremists can operate in. Counter-radicalization efforts in this region are a necessary component in counter-terrorism strategies. However, it is important to recognize the points of departure in what defines radicalization within different societies so as to apply measures that are suited for their environment. This paper seeks to look at factors that make radicalization in the region slightly different from radicalization in say the Western nations or the Middle East. It however recognizes that there are factors which in the same breath make the process easier to identify as those factors apply uniformly across their geographical context. Finally, it is vital to note that radicalization in this study is limited to the contemporary debates on terrorism following attacks on the US in September 2001.