West Africa’s Sahel region has become a major scenario of jihadist insurgency in the world. Following the co-ordinated jihadist domination over northern Mali through 2012 and the subsequent French military intervention, different jihadist entities active in the zone managed to articulate in 2017 the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (GSIM), as a new territorial branch of Al Qaeda. Its terrorist activities increased and expanded ever since across the area, where it competes with the rival Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS).

How is this terrorist insurgency evolving in the Sahel? To what extent is it a focus of threat to Spain?

Academic Directors: Fernando Reinares and Carola García-Calvo.

Participants, among others:

  • Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Chairman, Elcano Royal Institute. (@PresidenteRIE)
  • Conrad Tribble, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Spain. (@USembassyMadrid)
  • Rafael Pérez Ruiz, Secretary of State for Security, Ministry for Home Affairs of Spain. (@interiorgob)
  • Fidel Sendagorta, General Director of Foreign and Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain. (@MAECgob)

Tuesday 17th Novembrer 2020, from 16:30 to 19:30 h. CET (UTC+1)

Vídeo: 8th Elcano Forum on Global Terrorism – #FETG8 (Live Connection)