About Kirk Ross

Kirk Ross is a doctoral candidate at King’s College, the University of London, where he is examining Boko Haram’s inter-organizational relationships and how they influence the group’s direction. He is the author of The Sky Men: A Parachute Rifle Company’s Story of the Battle of the Bulge and the Jump Across the Rhine (2000). He has reported from Kosovo, Crimea, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and elsewhere. A frequent contributor to the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings, he was the winner of that journal’s 2009 General Prize for “Where Marines Could Be Marines.”


Recent Posts By the Author


Why Boko Haram Wages War Against Western Education

Why Boko Haram Wages War Against Western Education

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Members of Boko Haram

Members of Boko Haram

The fundamentalist militant group Boko Haram emerged in northern Nigeria around 2002 and since 2009 it has waged an unremitting, increasingly violent and increasingly sophisticated insurgency against the government of Nigeria, characterized by political assassinations, bombings, and attacks on Nigerian government institutions, Christians, apostate Muslims and government-run schools. Read More