This conference brought together leading scholars and practitioners from the United States, Europe, and the Arab world to examine the complex dynamics underway within al-Qaeda. This included its role in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and North Africa, as well as European influence on the movement, and the broader political and social context within which al-Qaeda operates today.
Al-Qaeda in the Levant
Al-Qaeda in North Africa
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Luncheon Discussion: Al-Qaeda's Curious Comeback
Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University
European Influences on Al-Qaeda— and Potential Blowback
Implications for Local and Western Strategies
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.
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