The global jihad is a social movement composed of a variety of actors, including individuals, networks, and formal organizations. Formal global jihadi organizations continue to pose the most consequential threats, as evidenced by the Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra, Boko Haram, and similar groups. At the same time, terrorist groups have increasingly adopted other tactics and strategies, such as guerrilla and insurgency, and have become more adept political actors. This workshop is dedicated to the discussion of the threat posed by formal terrorist groups and their evolution over time.
Chair: Dr. Eitan Azani, Deputy Director, ICT & Head, BA & MA Specialization in Counter Terrorism, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Dr. Col. (Res.) Rateb Amro, Director General, Horizon Strategic Studies, Jordan
Mr. William Braniff, Executive Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland, United States of America
Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, Director, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mr. Yassin Musharbash, Deputy Editor, Investigative Department, Die Zeit, Germany
Mr. Jacob Zenn, Analyst of African and Eurasian Affairs, The Jamestown Foundation, United States of America
Wednesday, September 9, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya