Huge thank you to @warnjason @KatieZimmerman @EmilyCEstelle @CTCWP & @criticalthreats for the opportunity to speak on today's panel that included @natkpowell & Idriss Lallali. It was a great exchange, enlightening & dynamic
For those who missed it, look for it on youtube https://twitter.com/CTCWP/status/1419681334151172097
Second CTC/@AEI "Debating African Jihad" event is tomorrow @ 0830 EST
The panel will examine whether African Salafist-jihadist groups threaten the "West," and if so, in what ways
Involving: Idriss Lallali @KatieZimmerman @natkpowell @MOSECON_Yan @warnjason
Details below https://twitter.com/warnjason/status/1419646646376411146
@AEIfdp @CTCWP @KatieZimmerman @AU_ACSRT @natkpowell @MOSECON_Yan argues that operationally speaking, there is no short-term threat from Africa for attacks in the West.
@AEIfdp @CTCWP @KatieZimmerman @AU_ACSRT @natkpowell @MOSECON_Yan @MOSECON_Yan highlights Europe's threat perception differing from the US. The Sahel has become Europe's southern border. The economic piece is also important--African markets will be crucial for the EU
@AEIfdp @CTCWP @KatieZimmerman @AU_ACSRT @natkpowell @MOSECON_Yan @MOSECON_Yan
Jihadist groups aren't threatening Europe directly, but they have created an incidental threat for the aforementioned reasons- jihadist groups have contributed to an environment that is perceived as a threat by European policymakers.
I'll be tweeting! Follow along at #DebatingAfricanJihad_AEICTC https://twitter.com/warnjason/status/1418233080716931076
Next in @CTCWP/@AEI's "Debating African Jihad" series (27 July):
Join as panelists answer the question: "Do African Salafi-jihadi groups threaten the 'West'"?
Panelists: Idriss Lallali of @AU_ACSRT, @KatieZimmerman, @natkpowell, @MOSECON_Yan.