CEP-GLOBSEC Webinar: The Muslim Brotherhood in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Conclusions for the Region

(New York, N.Y./Berlin) – Radical political Islamism has received increasing attention, especially following the recent terror attack in Austria and the subsequent arrests that aimed to curtail this ideology in order to prevent future attacks. Whether this will be successful in preventing terrorism is debatable. However, such actions occurring so near Central and Eastern Europe underline an unprecedented need to explore the spread and influence of this ideology.

Supported by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), GLOBSEC has begun mapping the efforts one of the best-known political Islamist movements, the Muslim Brotherhood, in a selection of countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The following questions drove our work: In what communities is the movement active? What organisations represent it? What access to the governments does it have? How do the organisations cooperate on the national and regional level?

At the conclusion of this project, we would like to present to you the latest results from the last two countries, North Macedonia and Bosnia Herzegovina, as well as the overall conclusions that can be drawn for the region as a whole.

The Muslim Brotherhood in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Conclusions for the Region
Tuesday, 8th of December 2020
16:00 - 17:30 CET / 10:00 am – 11:30 am ET


  • David Ibsen, Executive Director, CEP


  • Dr. Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University


  • Viktor Szucs, Research Fellow, GLOBSEC     
  • Andrea Marinković, Junior Research Fellow, GLOBSEC


  • Prof. Ešref Kenan Rašidagić, Head of Department of International Relations and European Studies, University of Sarajevo


  • Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Director, CEP

Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to discuss with the speakers the issues raised during the event.

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