Djallil Lounnas is Associate Professor of International Relations at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Djallil Lounnas holds a PhD in Political Science from Université de Montréal. He has published numerous studies and scientific articles on the subject including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Political Violence and Terrorism et Politique Étrangère. He is also the author of the book Le Djihadisme en Afrique du Nord-Sahel: D’AQMI à Daech published in 2019 by Les Presses de la fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique/L’Harmattan. He has coordinated and been part of several research teams in the framework of European H2020 research projects. He is the leader of the Al Akhawayn research team of the European H2020 research consortium Preventing Violent Extremism (PREVEX project). His research focuses on violent extremism in the North Africa-Sahel region, where he has conducted several field studies since 2011.
- Violent Extremism in North Africa - Sahel
- Regional Security Cooperation
- Politics in North Africa - Focus on Algeria
- Djallil Lounnas, Le Djihad en Afrique du Nord-Sahel : d’AQMI à Daech (Paris: l’Harmattan, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, 2019).
- Djallil Lounnas, “The threat of the North African Foreign Fighters returnees : Myth and reality,” Middle-East Journal (forthcoming, spring 2022).
- Djallil Lounnas, “The Shifts in Jihadi-Salafi Paradigms: From the Peshawar and Jalalabad Paradigms to those of Idleb and Raqqa,” Terrorism and Political Violence 33:3 (2021): 441-465.
- Djallil Lounnas, « The impact of the Libyan crisis on regional stability: A case of failed regional collective security in the context of a collapsed state and transnational terrorism,” Middle East Policy, 27:2 (2020).
- Djallil Lounnas, “The failed hybridization of Daech ideology,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2020).