Saturday, July 1, 2023

Will Wagner Group Activities in Africa Lead to Jihadi Attacks in Russia?

 War on the Rocks published on 23 June 2023 an analysis titled "Jihadi Blowback: The Wagner Group's Hidden Downside" by Raphael Parens, Eurasia Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  

Jihadis in Africa increasingly see the Wagner Group and, by extension, Russia as the enemy.  The Wagner Group may be sowing future jihadist activity on Russian soil because of its attacks on Sunni Muslims in Africa.