North Africa and Sahel under tension

June 17, 2017 Philippe Morand
North Africa and Sahel are under tension due to the political situation but also because they are on the agenda of the Islamic state and Al Qaeda who both look to extend their control over this region. The Algerian uncertainties Algeria is in a very difficult social and economic situation, compounded by uncertainties surrounding the question of the ...
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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 ...
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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 Morand
Par 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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