A key geopolitical axis is swiftly shifting...
Experts say Italy has learned harsh lessons from anti-mafia policing, understands dangers of radicalisation in jail, and also relies on surveillance and deportation
Forget the "official narrative" that Qatar was isolated due to its support of terrorism.
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A new chapter in the debate on 3D printed guns is likely to start soon, as Texas-based Defense Distributed has announced the release of 3D printable machine gun designs in April. This has worried UK antiterrorist experts, who have argued that Defense Distributed assisting terrorists.
They're drawn to the movement for reasons that have little to do with belief in extremist Islam.
Former White House National Security Council advisor Gwenyth Todd claims that Russia is the only major power able to destroy the Islamic State terrorist group because it can ignore Western accusations and media backlash while doing so.
While we tend to think of the refugee crisis sparked by the Syrian conflict as incidental to the broader conflict with the self-proclaimed Islamic State,
In Syria I learned that Islamic State longs to provoke retaliation. We should not fall into the trap
The growing middle class in developing countries has been touted as one of the most promising demographic changes in recent decades. Millions around the...
HughPickens.com writes: Alex Rubalcava writes that autonomous vehicles are the greatest force multiplier to emerge in decades for criminals and terrorists and open the door for new types of crime not possible today. According to Rubalcava, the biggest barrier to carrying out terrorist plans until n...
The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terror group has seized enough radioactive material to build a large "dirty bomb" capable of inflicting devastating damage, according to Australian intelligence reports.
The death of al-Qaida propagandist and "traitor" Adam Gadahn, known as Azzam the American, got scant attention - just what the US government wanted. A scholar examines the definition of treason.
This post is adapted from an address in the UN Security Council's Ministerial Debate on "The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promot...
On January 31, Harith al-Nadhari, a senior al-Qaeda figure who praised the Charlie Hebdo attackers, was killed by a US drone strike. This is the first drone strike in Yemen for a number of weeks, and it
The deadly attack in Paris by French Islamists with ties to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) provokes several basic responses. One major response is a broad affirmation that the actions of the violent
Predictably, the horrific killings in Paris have led to a number of calls for more, and more invasive powers of surveillance for the police and the intelligence services. This always happens after an atrocity - the horrendous murder of Lee Rigby, for example - but as then, these calls are misguided at best. In particular,
By Juan Cole - (Informed Comment) -- Sharif and Said Kouashi, the two brothers for whom the French police are searching, were born in Paris of Algerian parents, Mokhtar et Freiha Méguireche, according to a profile published by Le Monde. Said was born in 1980. Sharif was born in 1982. The brothers were poor and unemployed. Sharif did not finish school. The Kouashi brothers sometimes delivered pizza to make a little money. They were involved in petty crime as teenagers. Then in early 2003 at the age of 20, Sharif Kouashi and his brother Said started attending the al-Da`wa Mosque
By Juan Cole - (Informed Comment) The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public. The problem for a terrorist group like al-Qaeda is that its recruitment pool is Muslims, but most Muslims are not interested in terrorism. Most Muslims are not even interested in politics, much less political Islam. France is a country of 66 million, of which about 5 million is of Muslim heritage. But in polling,
African nation was formerly a major U.S. supplier, but faces a "rough decade" because of fracking's abundant yield.