This research program includes the following lines of work:
- Observatory on jihadist activity in the Maghreb and the Western Sahel, which offers a compilation of the main armed attacks as well as jihadism remarkable facts in both regions.
- Observatory on jihadist activity in Spain, including: (1) mentions to Spain in the jihadist propaganda, (2) list of police operations against jihadism in Spain (1995-2016) and its geographical distribution (1995-2016)
- Database of jihadist events in Western Europe (2001-2013), which is linked to the project of the National Plan I+D+I CSO2010-17849 "The organizational structure of international terrorism: Analysis of its evolution and consequences for the european security ", which was completed in December 2013.
Theory of armed conflicts, insurgency and counterinsurgency. This is another typical line of GESI which initially linked to research projects with the Training and Indoctrination Command (known by its Spanish acronym, MADOC).