Nick Glasgow

Bringing communities together to address threats

Hello SoA supporters, We are supporting efforts to empower local governance and bring communities together to address security concerns in Diffa, Niger. Diffa has been affected by the scourge of Boko Haram since the first cross-border attacks in February 2015. Bombings, kidnappings, and looting have become commonplace in the entire Lake Chad Region and have … Continued

Bringing Boko Haram in from the bush

Hello supporters, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on a project you previously heard about here. As efforts to degrade the Islamic State in West Africa – more commonly known as Boko Haram – throughout the Lake Chad Basin bear fruit, the problem of safely and accurately communicating information to would-be defectors … Continued

Niger state of mind

Bonjour from Africa, I recently had the privilege of traveling to Niger with a few of my Spirit of America colleagues to support Flintlock 2018. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, multinational military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa, as well as western special operations forces … Continued

From strife to security: a return to normalcy in Somalia

Hello, SoA recently supported US forces in Somalia to better connect their partners with the surrounding population and address endemic insecurities. The recent designation of Somalia by the US Government as “an area of active armed conflict” hasn’t slowed down efforts to curb violence and support the Somali population; a significant challenge in a country … Continued

Around the Horn with Nick

An inaugural trip for a new Project Manager to get immersed in the complex issues of the region and meet the brave US troops tasked with tackling these challenges My first trip with SoA came just a few short weeks after joining the team and began with a flight to Mogadishu, Somalia. I was excited … Continued