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A New Impetus for al-Qaeda?

With ISIS on the back foot, the conditions are beginning to take root for an al-Qaeda resurgence.

al-Qaeda

Returning Foreign Fighters: Learning Lessons from the al-Qaeda Experience

To avoid the global proliferation of jihadi networks, we must learn from past experiences, argues Mubaraz Ahmed.

Conflict

Securing the Sahel: Macron’s Fight Against Militancy

Macron has vowed to 'eradicate' extremists in Mali, but military might alone isn't enough.

Mali
Securing the Sahel: Macron’s Fight Against Militancy

Senegal, ISIS, and al-Qaeda: A Terrorism Trifecta

The West African nation contributes to regional counter-terror initiatives, is located within the geographic reach of al-Qaeda inf...

ISIS

The Libyan Links of the Manchester Attacker

The suicide bombing has had significant repercussions in Libya, with different factions attempting to use it to undermine their ri...

ISIS

Al-Qaeda’s Message to Syrian Jihadis

The jihadi group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has called on Syrian Islamist militants to see the country's conflict as 'the cause ...

al-Qaeda

Is an ISIS/al-Qaeda Merger on the Cards?

Iraq's vice president says the two jihadi groups have been in discussions, but while dialogue is one thing, a prospective alliance...

ISIS

Al-Qaeda’s Nigerian Chapter

Is al-Qaeda trying to court a Boko Haram faction away from its alliance to ISIS?

Boko Haram

What Steve Bannon and al-Qaeda Have in Common

Both Donald Trump's chief strategist and the terrorist organisation believe in an existential global war.

al-Qaeda

What a New Jihadi Group Means for Mali

Early in March, four Islamic extremist factions in Mali merged and pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda....

Briefing

What is al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula?

A look at the origins and ideology of AQAP, one of the world's most prolific jihadi groups.

AQAP

How Jihadis are Exploiting the Rohingya Crisis

With Islamist militant groups co-opting the cause of the persecuted Muslim minority, the crisis in Myanmar could escalate into reg...

Myanmar

How religious extremism changed the face of terrorism

The aims and behaviours of extremist groups depend on whether their religious ideologies are more important to them than their pra...

Extremism
Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in August 2014.

Terrorism in South Africa: What is the Risk?

Islamist extremist sleeper cells and US warnings of imminent attacks on Cape Town and Johannesburg shopping malls added to mountin...

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Johannesburg skyline.

Extremism and Conflict: What to Watch in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, CRG asks leading security and risk analysts what we should keep our eyes on when it comes to religious e...

Global security
View of the truck that drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.