Chad's porous borders and geo-strategic location makes the country highly vulnerable to cross-border instability. In 2015, Boko Haram began to stage cross-border attacks from Nigeria into Chad, displacing thousands and damaging the regional economy of the Lake Chad basin. Today, both Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (SWAP), continue to pose a major threat to Chad's national security, particularly along the country's western border with Nigeria, while myriad socio-economic challenges add further complexity to the challenge of building peace and security in the country.

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