In recent years, and especially since the collapse of the ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Africa has become a major theater of Islamist activity. How is religion shaping – and re-shaping – the politics of North Africa? What role does it play in regional conflicts, like the Libyan civil war? And what extremist actors are now mobilizing on the continent? Our expert panel will explore these and other pressing questions.
- Emily Estelle, Research Manager, AEI Critical Threats Project
- Ofir Winter, Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, Israel
- Jacob Zenn, Fellow, Jamestown Foundation