Why they join armed groups
Mats Utas on radical youth
Some of the researchers at NAI share their reflections and observations from the field on personal blogs. Mats Utas just posted an article on what makes young men join armed groups like AQIM in Sahel and Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Mats draws on his experiences from many years of researching the radicalization of youth in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Somalia. Read the post.