This CREST report covers key questions concerning Tunisia and Militancy in North Africa as well as a historian’s perspective of transnational mobilisations, exploring the lessons that can be learned from the fate of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan.

This report includes a discussion on militant mobilisation and militant ideology and the potential implications of the decline of Islamic State from the perspective of research into social movements.

The report is split into the following chapters:

  • Tunisia and Militancy in North Africa
  • Foreign Fighters After IS
  • Lessons from the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan
  • Militant Ideology After IS
  • ‘Building a Caliphate’ After IS
  • Militant Mobilisation After the Islamic State

The report also contains a question-and-answer section at the end of each chapter which gives further detail into the issues surrounding these topics.