Terrorism

Extremist Violence Still Threatens Global Progress

Forces Armees Nigeriennes soldiers advane on a notional enemy position in a training mission during Exercise Flintlock 2018 at Agadez, Niger, April 17, 2018. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa as well as western Special Operations Forces since 2005. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)/Released)

Great power rivalry will always be with us. Extreme poverty and the violence it germinates do not have to be.

Lessons Unlearned from Charlie Hebdo: Strengthening the EU’s Intelligence Infrastructure

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The EU can improve the effectiveness of its intelligence agencies not by creating new bureaucracies, but by getting more out of the resources it already has.

The 2018 Bucharest Conference on Terrorism and the Middle East

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This year’s Bucharest Conference on Terrorism and the Middle East explored regional security issues from the perspectives of experts from Iran, Syria, and Russia.

Cry Havoc! Why the West Needs to Let Slip the Dogs of War in Africa

cc Flickr US Army Africa, modified, East African soldiers from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Sudan practice counter-IED movement during training March 30, 2011. Photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May, CJTF-HOA Public Affairs Office

Could mercenaries help to unwind the growing nexus of terrorism and criminality in Africa?

Interview: Maxime Fiset from the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence

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We sit down with Vanessa Reggio of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) to discuss new poles of radicalization and what can be done to curb their spread.

Egypt’s Samir Al Ghatas on the Nature of Terrorism

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Is terrorism fueled by economic, social, religious, or psychological factors?

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Assume ISIS’ Mantle in the Philippines’ Troubled South

Confiscated weapons from the Marawi siege, public domain Philippines Presidential Communications Operation Office, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Confiscated_Weapons_Marawi_crisis_June_2017.jpg

An ISIS-linked extremist group is threatening the peace process in the Philippines’ restive Mindanao region.

Fact Sheet: China-Central Asia-Western Asia Corridor

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An overview of the China-Central Asia-Western Asia Corridor, one of the main economic conduits envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.

Central Asia Aid Vital to US Counterterrorism Efforts

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On Central Asia, President Trump should listen to the words of Defense Secretary Mattis: “If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition.”

London Attack Claimed by Islamic State

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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the London attack that killed five people on Wednesday.

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