CEP Webinar: The Current Threat Posed by ISIS Globally and European Threat Assessment
Publish date : 3/1/2021
Publish Time : 15:30:00

 A string of attacks in France throughout 2020; the attack by an ISIS supporter in Vienna, Austria, on November 2, 2020, which killed two and injured 23; as well as the arrests on February 12, 2021, in Denmark and Germany of 14 members belonging to an ISIS-connected network preparing bomb attacks, are only a few recent examples demonstrating the continued threat posed by ISIS globally and to Europe in particular.

Although the current COVID-19 restrictions may have reduced the availability of “soft targets,” ISIS sympathizers continue to radicalize, including online, and present a risk of rising levels of violence once the restrictions are lifted. This Counter Extremism Project (CEP) webinar will analyze the current status, capacities, and capabilities of ISIS globally and in Europe, including Germany, and will outline the current level of threat posed by this global terror network.

Two of the most eminent experts on this subject will present their analysis of the situation:

Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown is the Coordinator of the ISIL, al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team, advising the United Nations Security Council on the threat posed by these organizations and on the development of global counter-terrorism sanctions.

Dr. Guido Steinberg is a leading German terrorism analyst and in his role at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) advises the German government on security and terrorism related issues. Dr. Steinberg also regularly provides expertise in terrorism trials in Germany, Europe, and the United States.

This virtual event is updating the threat assessment presented during a previous CEP webinar in April 2020.

The event will be held in English via Zoom on

Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 CET

The agenda is as follows:

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director, CEP

Opening remarks and moderation

Amb. Edmund Fitton-Brown, coordinator, ISIL (Da’esh), al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations Security Council

Current status of global threat of ISIS

Dr. Guido Steinberg, senior fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and member of the CEP Advisory Board

Current threat posed by ISIS to Europe and Germany

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the issues with the speakers following their respective presentations in a Q&A segment. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues.

If you like to participate in this webinar, please register via the following link:


You will receive the login details after the approval of your registration. If possible, please register up to 1 hour prior to the start of the event. Thank you.

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