How transnational jihadist movements tap into local conflicts
Jihadist movements like the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda operate transnationally across Asia, the Middle East, the Arab Peninsula and Africa. They have demonstrated an ability to exploit local wars and and tap into local conflicts, while local jihadist movements such as the Taliban or Boko Haram sometimes ally themselves with the transnatioanl brand. The EU-funded TRANSJIHAD project will investigate the process and the circumstances under which jihadist conflicts become transnational and how they can be contained. The project will study transnational jihadism, taking into consideration both religious and political aspects of transnationalization processes. It will compare the rise and fall of jihadist involvement in local and transnational conflicts. The findings will strengthen our understanding of the jihadist transnationalisation processes and contribute with knowledge on transnational conflict resolution.
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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