Jihadology Podcast: The History, Legacy, and Relevance of Algerian Jihadism Today

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 1:43 PM

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck comes on the show to talk about jihadism in Algeria. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Background and history of jihadism in Algeria
  • The growth of GIA networks in Europe and its legacy
  • Why there haven’t been many Algerian foreign fighters in Syria
  • Similarities and differences between the GIA and the Islamic State
  • The current status of jihadism in Algeria and Algerian jihadists abroad

The interview starts at the 34:00 minute mark. Prior to the interview we have a Primary Sources segment covering postings from October 15 - November 23. After the interview we have an updated #Social Media segment covering postings from November 21-29.


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