J.N.C. Hill is a senior lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. He has published widely on North African security issues. Some of his main publications include Nigeria since Independence: Forever Fragile? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Remembering the War of Liberation: Legitimacy and Conflict in Contemporary Algeria (Small Wars and Insurgencies, 2012), Islamism and Democracy in the Modern Maghreb (Third World Quarterly, 2011), and Sufism in Northern Nigeria: A Force for Counter-Radicalisation? (United States Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2010), and Identity in Algerian Politics: The Legacy of Colonial Rule (Lynne Rienner, 2009).