Sergio Altuna Galán is an associate analyst in the global terrorism program at the Elcano Royal Institute. He holds a B.A. in translation and interpretation from the University of Valladolid, an M.A. in Arabic language, literature, and history from the University of Tunis Al-Manar, and another M.A. in terrorism studies from the International University of La Rioja. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in international security, for which he is preparing a thesis on the determining factors of the jihadi narrative. He has been a consultant in Spain and Tunisia, where he has been based since 2010, focusing on security in North Africa and the Sahel. He spoke to Diwan on the margins of a conference held at the Carnegie Middle East Center on October 26 and titled “Sahel and Security in the Mediterranean.”