Briefing on Terrorist Strategies


The European Foundation for Democracy and the Centre d'Etudes Transatlantiques jointly hosted a briefing directed by EFD Visiting Fellow Dr. Walid Phares on Jihadist strategies against France. The event has been organised under the patronage of the Delegation for Strategic Affairs (DAS) of the French Ministry of Defense and attended by diplomats, officials from the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior, consultants, NGO members and journalists.

Dr. Phares outlined the strategic nature of global Jihadism and enlightened the future potential areas that Jihadis already invade but in which their involvement will be reinforced: Afghanistan, Lebanon, Africa (Sahel), France. Dr. Phares then focused his analysis on the threat to France and presented recommendations to the audience which positively welcomed Walid’s approach.

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