Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Algeria & Morocco) Resource Database

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AQIM's Evolution and the U.S Policy Response This article describes the implications of the Organization of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the response from the U.S. Military and the counterterrorism efforts that are being used. The article questions whether the U.S should spear its efforts if AQIM is not directly threatening the U.S. homeland.AQIM, U.S. Military, U.S. Policy, counterterrorism, Algeria, terrorist organization.
The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic MaghrebThe Security Council Committee released this narrative summary which provides brief information of the terrorist group The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic MaghrebAQIM, Algeria, Salafist, United Nations, Abdelmalek Droukdel, terrorist organization.
Al-Qaida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) This webpage provides a brief history of the Al-Qa‘ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb in Mali and Algeria. It describes the expansion and interaction with the counterterrorist intitative by the French military.AQIM, Mali, Algeria, Abdelmalek Droukdal, France, counterterrorism
Mapping Militant Organizations: Al Qaeda in the Islamic MaghrebThis database dissects the terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) tactics, leadership, ideologies, influences, major attacks and their geographical location, etc.AQIM, Algerian terrorist group, Islamic state, Northern Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Qutbist, Salafist
Children in Mali conflict forced to fight, detained with adults and tortured This Amnesty International report describes the recruitment of child soldiers by terrorist groups such as Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)Amnesty International, AQIM, child soliders, Mali, United Nations Secretary-General's 2012 Report on Children and Armed Conflict, MINUSMA.
CSIS: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb The Center for Strategic and International Studies case study report examines the workings of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the historic evolution and future prospects of al Qaeda and its range of affilated grups. The case study is used to determine the key drivers that have influenced a terrorist group's trajectory.The Center for Strategic and International Studies, AQIM, Algeria, counterterrorism, affilated groups, CSIS Transnational Threats Projects and the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism program.
Africa's New Bully: What Al Qaeda Movements Mean for Africa's Security The Harvard International Review article describes that the AQIM threat is not as serious as many make it out to be, they describe the terrorist organization as nothing more than a schoolyard bully. AQIM, war on terrorism, Northern Africa, Algerian government, French military, Mali, terrorist organization.
CTITF launches Counter-Terrorism Projects in Nigeria The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) unveiled three projects under the Integrated Assistance for Counter-terrorism (I-ACT) initiative to support government efforts in combating the scourge of terrorism.CTITF, Counterterrorism, I-ACT, United Nations, Nigeria, UNCCT, GCTF-UN Cooperation, Border managment, rights of victims.
Mali: Political, security and humanitarian situation The Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations, released this article to describe the UN response to the challenges facing Sahel due to the instabilities and threatening activtiy by terrorist groups in the region. This article briefly describes the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel that was endorsd by the Security Council in June 2013. United Nations, Department of Political Affairs, UN response, Sahel, Mali, instabilities, UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel, Security Council.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb This article by Michael S. Toney breakdowns the organization of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb such as financial resources, recruitment, tactics, and the evolution of the organization. AQIM, Algeria, jihadist movement, recruitment, Sahara-Sahel, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in the Sahel **This article describes the genesis and development of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. It discusses AQIM's strategic objectives, leadership, tactical operations, and financing as well as the destabilizing effects of Libya's new civil war in the region. Al Qaeda, AQIM, Libya, Algeria, Mauritana, Mali, Niger, France, European Union, United States, civil war
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: the evolution from Algerian Islamism to transnational terrorThis paper will explore how al-Qaeda has now become deeply rooted in the Islamic Maghreb. The paper than examines the history behind what can either strengthen the AQIM movements or can strengthen the counterterrorism intitaitves.Al-Qaeda, Algeria, Maghreb, Islamism, international terrorism, international security issues.
The Road to Media Jihad: The Propaganda Actions of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb **This article offers a descriptive analysis of the evolution of the propaganda actions of the Algerian Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), later known as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The article argues that the AQIM has gradually become an organization centered on the "media Jihad"GSPC, AQIM, propagnda, media, media Jihad, communication, Internet, terrorism, Algeria.
The Dangerous "Pragmatism" of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb**Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), as the organization now denominates itself, has proven to be remarkably pragmatic, shifting away from those areas in North Africa where it had come under tremendous pressure from the largely successful counterinsurgency efforts and amnesties of recent to the vast, poorly governed spaces of the Sahel where it has found safe haven. In the process, AQIM has shown itself willing to partner with drug traffickers, smugglers, and other criminal elements as well as dissident factions like the Polisario Front in order to gain the resources required to continue the pursuit of its radical agenda over an increasingly broader geopolitical and social spaceSahara, terrorism, Islamism, GSPC, AQIM
Maghrebian Militant Maneuvers: AQIM as a Strategic Challenge This publication makes connections between the Arab Springs and the tactics of the AQIM movements. It also describes the tactics AQIM is taking during the Libyan chaos.AQIM, Libya, US, France, counterterrorism, terrorism, the Arab Spring, Islamic.
The Dynamics of North African Terrorism This article describes the information that was discussed and processed at the one-day conference on Feb 16 2010 by the CSIS Middle East Program which involved bringing together high-level U.S. government officials and leading experts in law enforcement, security, and social and political affairs. The discussion revolved around the fight against extremism and terrorism against AQIM and the implications that the U.S. suggests to help the fight. Maghreb, CSIS, AQIM, North African terrorism, extremism, counterterroism, U.S.
Maghreb Roundtable: Al Qaeda's Next Generation in North Africa This summary describes professor Jean-Pierre Fiiu assessment and studies of AQIM's strategy at a CSIS Maghreb Roundtable entitled "Al Qaeda Next Generation in North Africa" AQIM, North Africa, global jihad expansion, Jean-Pierre Fiiu, Maghreb.
Opporunties and Challenges for US - Maghreb Cooperation This is a talk given by Ambassador Robert F. Godec at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He spoke about Opporunities and Challenges for US-Maghreb Cooperation on terrorism. He discusses the region that faces many challeneges.CSIS, Maghreb, US interests, terrorism, Robert F. Godec.
US State Department and Counter-Terrorism Center Reporting Terrorism in the Middle East and Central Asia, August 2010This report draws on an extensive modeling effort by Andrew C. Gagel. It provides a statistical trend of the US count of terrorist actions by terrorist organization in each region and country, along with maps of the number and density of terrorist acts. These trends and developments are summarized in a short overview for each sub region.CSIS, Andrew C. Gagel, US, terrorist organization, North Africa, terrorism.
Algeria Fighting a two-front war with Islamist Militants This brief discusses the tactics of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are taking in order to fight a two-front war.AQIM, security targets, Algeria, Mali, US, survelliance.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Attacks Morocco’s “Kingdom of Corruption and Despotism”This publication discusses the video released by AQIM's media brance Al-Andalus. The video targeted the Morccoan government.AQIM, Morocco, Al-Andalus, video, Algeria.
Harper's Mali misgivingsThis article briefly describes why the Harper government does not want to get involved in the terrorist attacks that are occurring in Africa, where AQIM resides. Harper, Canada, Mali, mission, AQIM, terrorism
Is Al-Qaeda a Threat to Moroccan Stability?An analysis of the Morrocan state's vulnerability to AQIMMorroco, radicalization, vulnerability, recruitment, 2013
Profile: Al-Qaeda in North AfricaAn overview of the history and current operations of AQIM.Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Mali, History, Operations, 2013
Backgrounder: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)A background briefing brief on the history, structure, tactics, and recent operations of AQIM.Mali, Western Response, History, Structure, Tactics, Operations
Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda – Event ReviewA podcast of a talk hosted at the American Security Project that considered the threat that the new “Al Qaeda 3.0” poses to Morocco, Egypt, and Yemen, and what both the U.S. and its partners are doing to counter it.Morroco, Egypt, Yemen, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Podcast, 2014
Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Sahara RegionAn examination of the crime-conflict nexus driving insecurity in the Sahel and how it relates to terrorist organizations.Mali, Ansar Eddine, Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), Organized Crime, Criminal Networks, Corruption, Security Sector, Justice Sector, 2012
Mali and its Sahelian NeighboursThis study identifies and examines three main sources of conflict and insecu rity in Mali‟s post - independence period: 1 ) transborder criminal and terrorist armed activity linked to the history of armed conflict in the Northern regions; 2) historical Tuareg/Arab insurgencies from the 1960s to the late 2000s; and 3) local - level, resource - related conflicts tied to contrasting livelihood systems (especially water and pasture access and management).Mali, Organized Crime, Tuareg/Arab Insurgencies, Resource Conflicts, Livelihood, Water
Mali: The New Terrorist Training GroundAn assessment of insecurity in Mali after the French InterventionMali, France, International Militants, Insecurity, Intervention, French Response, American Response, 2013
Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM): Terrorist Networks Infiltrate Northern MaliThe paper provides an overview of the Tuareg rebellion in Northern Mali with particular reference to conditions that are conducive to terrorist networks infiltration of the age-long insurrection in the region. In this regard, the roles played by the infiltration of Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the return of the Migrant workers and Tuareg combatants from Libya as well as the 22 March mutiny and Military coup in the Tuareg rebellion culminating in the total collapse of north Mali and the unilateral declaration of the independence of the State of Azawad were highlighted.Mali, Tuareg, Root Causes, Politics, Socio-economic Driver, Security, Environment, Humanitarian, Human Rights, 2014
Adapting and Evolving: The Implications
of Transnational Terrorism for UN Field
A critical,forward-looking analysis of the UN’s existing tools in settings with transnational terrorist threats as well as recommendations for the UN Secretary-General and Member States to respond effectively to these novel and pressing challenges. Mali, France, United Nations, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
(MINUSMA), United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Operation Serval, Transnational Terror Groups, Vulnerability, 2014
Operation Serval - Another Beau Geste of France in Sub-Saharan Africa?An analysis of the French Invtervention in Mali (Operation Serval) and a review of the lessons learned.Mali, France, Operation Serval, Military,Combat, Strategy, 2014
Insurgency Organization Case Study: Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb,2006-Present An assessment of Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb's as an organization and its ability to pose a threat locally, regionally and globally, particularly in the context of its relationship to civillians..Algeria, Insurgency, Counterinsurgency,Civillians, Leadership, History
Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 - Chapter 2. Country Reports: Africa OverviewAs part of the Annual US State Department Country Reports on Terrorism, Chapter 2 examines the state of terrorism in countries in Africa.Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Mali, United States of America, 2013.
Assessing the Dangers of Illicit Networks - Why al-Qaida May Be Less Threatening Than Many ThinkAn analysis of how Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb fits into the larger Al-Qaeda network and how the nature of a network organizational structure influences its ability to pose a threat.Al-Qaeda, Network, Organized Crime, Organizational Structure
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghrib: Algerian Challenge or Global Threat?This paper assess how Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb is contextualized within Algeria's history of jihadi groups and the triangular dynamic of its global strategy involving the wider Middle East, Europe and Western Africa.Algeria, Iraq, Sahara, Sahel, United Nations, Strategy, Operations, Threat