An article by Institute for Security Studies questions whether Chad’s military intervention, dispatching 2,000 soldiers to the Nigeria borders region this month, is going to make the situation of combatting Boko Haram better or worse.

Published on 27 January, it explains the region’s increasing need of help by external powers and how some of the complexities in the wider region have prevented it: ‘Cameroon’s government has welcomed the (international) intervention, while Nigeria’s has stayed relatively quiet – unwilling, perhaps, to admit the extent of the Boko Haram problem, and the government’s inability to deal with it alone.’