The Changing Face of Islamic Terrorism
Dr Stig Jarle Hansen, Professor of International Relations, University of Life Sciences, Norway; Author, Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012
Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, The International Institute for Strategic Studies
Shashank Joshi, Research Fellow, International Security in South Asia and Middle East, RUSI
Chair: Peter Taylor OBE, Investigative Reporter, BBC
Recent attacks in Yemen, Kenya and Algeria have highlighted the continuing threat of Islamic extremist organizations and the importance of developing a deeper understanding of the drivers and development of the different groups.
The panel will question how and why such groups have emerged, explore local contexts and grievances, the extent to which they may share operational or ideological ties and what their global impact might be.