Greetings from Tunis, where I am spending a few months to do some research before returning to my Fall teaching routine. At the moment, I am working on a few, rather diverse projects, and I hope I can give you some more updates very soon. In the meantime, I have published a few works for the Jamestown Foundation: two articles for Militant Leadership Monitor, one on AQIM’s imprisoned operative Saleck Ould Cheikh Mohamedou and the other on Mustafa al-Sharkasi, the Misratan Leader of the Benghazi Defense Brigades. The most recent is instead an article I have written for Terrorism Monitor to discuss the evolution and prospects of AQIM ten years after its birth/rebranding. The group weathered the storm caused by the rise of IS and now is returning to operate in its traditional territories, particularly in Northern Mali. Recently, the group has also claimed responsibility for two attacks in Algeria, in Aïn Defla and Tébessa respectively, but this does not mean that AQIM will return to pose a systemic threat to the country, as its previous declinations did in the past.
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