• New Alliance in the Sahel Region April 21, 2017 Philippe Morand  Al Qaeda new alliance The creation of a new alliance in the Sahel region of groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Sahel at the beginning of March 2017, called Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (Jama’at Nosrat Al-Islam Wal-Mouslimin, JNIM), has just received back-to-back three validations of importance. First from Syria, via the Organization for the liberation ... Read more...
  • Le Sénégal et la Côte d’Ivoire face à la menace islamiste AQMI, exemples du dilemme s’imposant à l’Afrique de l’Ouest April 19, 2017 Philippe MorandPar Vincent Badinier Al-Qaeda au Maghreb Islamique (AQMI) est une organisation terroriste qui sévit principalement en Afrique sahélo-saharienne. Elle est l’héritière du Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (GSPC), dont la création remonte à la guerre civile en Algérie dans les années 1990. Commandée par l’émir Abdelmalek Droukdel, elle a changé de nom lors ... Read more...
  • What Can We Learn from St. Petersburg’s Attack April 5, 2017 Philippe Morand    It is not the first time Russia knows terrorist attacks on its soil, even if for the past four years, the country has been free of the kinds of large assaults (apart from the North Caucasus region) that have periodically hit Europe and the United States. This relative peace moment ended last Monday, when an explosion ... Read more...
  • Islamic state’s threat to the West and Russia April 5, 2017 Philippe Morand On 4 Apr. 2017, IS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, broadcasted via IS media al-Furqan (The Criterion) an audio statement entitled, “So Be Patient. Indeed, the Promise of Allah Is Truth”. In this audio message, he calls IS followers in the West and in other IS’ Wilayats (province) outside of Iraq and Syria to carry out attacks in ... Read more...
  • Les politiques européennes de sécurité et le défi des migrations March 8, 2017 Lyon Risk Management Vincent Badinier – Junior Analyst   Les migrations correspondent aux déplacements des populations d’un pays vers un autre puisque le statut de migrant s’applique à une personne née dans un pays et vivant dans un autre pour une période supérieure ou égale à un an. Celles-ci nécessitent le passage de frontières, ce que les États tentent de ... Read more...
  • What challenges await Moussa Faki, the newly elected African Union Commission Chairman? March 6, 2017 Lyon Risk Management Summary On the 30th of January 2017, the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa saw the election of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the 56 years old Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs in a seven-row election amidst four other candidates. Amongst them, the Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed was viewed as the most probable successor to the ... Read more...
  • How far is Jamaat-ud-Dawa willing in escalating violence in Pakistan February 2, 2017 Philippe Morand Summary Further protests are likely to occur in Pakistan’s urban centres following protests on 30 January. The unrest was generated when Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist extremist group (Army of the Good, or LeT), and leader of LeT’s political arm, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (Organization for Preaching, or JuD), was placed under house arrest along with his ... Read more...