EER Webinar Invitation: “The Future of Al-Qaeda After Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Death”

European Eye on Radicalization would like to invite you to participate in our next webinar.

US President Joe Biden announced on August 1 that Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman alZawahiri had been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on July 30.

The infamous Egypt-born terrorist with Muslim Brotherhood connections has been actively involved in Al-Qaeda for more than 20 years and played a key role in masterminding several high-profile attacks including 9/11.

The killing of Osama Bin Laden during former US President Barack Obama’s administration further propelled al-Zawahiri to the spotlight as he became the figurehead of the group. However, his reign coincided with a turbulent time in the region riddled with conflict and internal challenges. During this time, critics questioned
the relevance of the group as well as al-Zawahiri’s lack of charisma and leadership skills.

Therefore, an important conversation is to be had regarding the future of Al-Qaeda and other extremist groups in the region following his death and whether his killing will affect counterterrorism efforts globally or give rise to terrorist groups in other parts of the world.

EER would like to shed some light on this timely subject by hosting a webinar on
Tuesday 30 August at 15:00 CET. The event will last about an hour, with panellists presenting for 10 to 15 minutes followed by a question-and-answer session with our audience that is largely comprised of analysts, journalists, and practitioners.

The panellists of the webinar:
Afzal Amin, Commentator on Strategy in International Conflict and CEO of London
Expertise Ltd.

Ajmal Souhail, National Security Analyst & Co-president Counter Narco-terrorism
Alliance Germany.

Tricia Bacon, Associate Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs.