Could the deadliest jihadi group on Earth be about to scrap its alliance with the Islamic State in favor of al Qaeda?
The Somalia-based terrorist group's attacks in Kenya are ramping up in frequency -- and show no signs of letting up soon.
The chaotic civil war is giving the caliphate a foothold in North Africa, and its enemies can’t figure out whether to kill the jihadists or use them for their own purposes.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and lecturer in world politics at the Catholic University of America. He is author of several books and monographs, most recently Bin Laden's Legacy.