Terrorism in North Africa: An Examination of the Threat
March 29, 2017 10:00 AM | HOUSE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (HVC) ROOM 210
The United States continues to face a dynamic threat from al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates across the globe. This threat will only grow as ISIS loses territory in Iraq and Syria, and al-Qaeda fights to reclaim its status as the leader of the global Jihadi movement. In this context, North Africa has emerged as an important theatre in the war on terror: Al-Qaeda and ISIS elements are increasingly active – and competitive – and have both expanded their reach across the continent; political instability continues to exacerbate the security environment; and countries in the region are struggling to prepare for the likely return of thousands of battle–hardened foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria.
Rep. Pete King (R-NY), Subcommittee Chairman
Dr. Geoff D. Porter
North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Laith Alkhouri
Co-founder and Director
Dr. J. Peter Pham
Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives
Director for the Africa Center
Dr. Frederic Wehrey
Middle East Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace