Are jihadis an enduring feature of modern international affairs? The presentation is a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of jihadi ideology and argues that jihadism harbours within itself the seeds of its self-destruction.

Nelly Lahoud is an Associate Professor with the Combating Terrorism Center in the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point.

Jean-Pierre Filiu is an Associate Professor, Middle East/Mediterranean Chair at CERI, Sciences Po specializing in Islam and International Relations.