Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Friday, January 28, 2011

Profiling Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Amidst a Chaotic Region

If Al-Qaeda is a business it can be classified as a company in a region it is well positioned for a prime market and ideal conditions. In the chaotic area which houses Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM is primed for aggressive expansion. AQIM is the biggest problem of the Western World as it watches the deteriorating situation in this side of Africa.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

Turmoil and dissent in North Africa's al Qa'eda by Olivier Guitta

AQIM Funds Terrorist Operations with Thriving Sahel-Based Kidnapping Industry By: Dario Cristiani, Riccardo Fabiani

From GSPC to AQIM: The evolution of an Algerian islamist terrorist group into an Al-Qaida Affiliate and its implications for the Sahara-Sahel region