Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown
Former Coordinator of the ISIL, Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council, Member of the CEP Advisory Board
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 29, 2023, focusing on the reemerging security risks emanating from Afghanistan.
This webinar focused on two of the key regional and international terrorist threats emanating from the situation in Afghanistan. The first is the ongoing threat of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) that currently operate in Afghanistan and the latent threat of new FTF flows to the country. Secondly, the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan and the subsequent swift takeover of power by the Taliban, the traditional protectors of al-Qaeda-Core, sent a strong message to the international terrorist community that victory is possible.