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Fola Ainu, an associate fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute, tells The National there is no obvious solution to Niger cutting security ties with Western allies on counterterrorism operations. The regime would have to “shoulder the responsibility of leading counterterrorism operations across the region which would also mean international partners looking up to it and providing it with the support it requires,” he says. “Unfortunately Senegal isn’t able to do this and Ghana, on the other hand, has its hands full.”