Michael D. Rettig

Michael D. Rettig works for the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution. His experience with national security and foreign policy includes time spent at the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations’ corporate program. The views presented here are his own.

Much has been written about terrorist groups who make use of the world’s undergoverned spaces, but very little has examined the dynamics of these areas themselves.