Terror Near and Far: The Global Jihadist Movement
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From the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris to the Tunisian seaside massacre, 2015 has seen a continuation of widespread terrorist attacks around the world. Some are “lone wolf” attacks while some are perpetrated under the aegis of organized groups, in particular and with increasing frequency the Islamic State (IS). Capturing territory in parts of Iraq and Syria while inspiring legions worldwide through its sophisticated propaganda machine, IS has arguably become one of the most feared and influential terrorist groups operating today, perhaps dwarfing even al Qaeda. With al Qaeda receding into the background, what is the nature of the global jihadist movement today? What does the competition between IS and al Qaeda mean for the future of terror? Daniel Byman’s new book Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement:What Everyone Needs to Know will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar after the program. Featuring Daniel Byman, Professor, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow & Director of Research, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution. Business attire is required. Advance registration required.