Terrorism

The Limits of Military Intelligence in the Sahel

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In the absence of a multilateral approach targeting transnational factors destabilizing the Sahel, even the best military intelligence won’t be enough to stem the tide of extremism.

An African Powder Keg: Terrorism in the Sahel

cc Flickr U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/, Minister of Defense and Veteran affairs, Chèrif Sy, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Andrew Young, render honors during a pass and review portion of the closing ceremony to Flintlock 2019. This year’s exercise is being hosted by U.S. African partner nation Burkina Faso. By bringing members of the G5 Sahel, Multinational Joint Task Force, and various troop contributing nations together to develop and implement complimentary tactical operations, Flintlock 2019 better enables African partners to conduct real world missions structured around a coherent campaign plan. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Evan Parker / released)

Unless deep-rooted socioeconomic and security issues are addressed, Africa’s development miracle risks being derailed. Nowhere is this truer than with the G5 countries in the Sahel.

Quetta Attack: An Outgrowth of Sectarian Conflict or a New Target of ISKP?

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Assessing the usual terrorist suspects behind a recent suicide bombing in Quetta.

Is Islamic State Still a Threat?

cc Flickr U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos, modified, public domain, Iraqi security forces soldiers pause for a photo during react to enemy contact training at Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb. 25, 2017. The soldiers attended a Junior Leaders Course led by Coalition forces designed to enhance basic combat skills in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht)

Is Islamic State a spent force or a globe-spanning “al-Qaeda on steroids”?

Terrorism Returns to London

WestminsterBridge, cc Flickr Jorge Láscar, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The killings of two young people during a terror attack on London Bridge have stirred up political argument in Britain. But the father of one of the victims has penned an impassioned plea, urging the press not to use his son's death to further an “agenda of hate.”

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.

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