Search: Terrorism,Islamic State (28 materials)


On the Trail of the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka: How, Why and Who Organized the Attacks?

Interview with a retired FBI Special Agent Bobby Chacon Bobby Chacon is a retired FBI Special Agent and an expert in criminal and counter-terrorism investigations. He joined the FBI in 1987. His first assignment was in the New York City Field Office where he worked with the Italian mafia and Asian criminal gangs and became an international expert in Jamaican Posses. Mr. Chacon was selected ...


Europe’s Attempts to Understand Online Extremism

... further “lone-wolf” theory ( Paul Gill ), and introducing historical perspectives ( Pieter Nanninga ). What technologies and methods are considered to be the most effective and are suggested for use in combating online extremism? Joseph Fitsanakis: Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism? In terms of technology and counter-terrorism solutions, we have to continue to deeply invest in a global partnership between tech companies (independently of their size and audience reach), governments, universities and NGO’s. Above all, in being able to have more swift digital reactions,...


Cyber Caliphate: What Apps Are the Islamic State Using?

... Different Weapons Joseph Fitsanakis: Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism? The success of Islamic State militants can largely be attributed to brilliant propaganda work. Depending on their goals, militants have been ... ... In September 2017, political scientist and member of the non-profit RAND Corporation and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism at The Hague, Colin P. Clarke suggested that ISIS would most likely continue to use encrypted messaging to organize ...


Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism?

... circumvents established financial structures and operates using irregular means that for now remain largely undetected. Few terrorist groups will resist the temptation to employ this new method of unregulated financial transaction. Grigory Lukyanov: The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region? How can Russian and US intelligence and security services cooperate in combating terrorism? In December 2017, media reported that CIA had helped its Russian counterpart foil a terror attack in St. Petersburg. What should be done to deepen and broaden such kind of cooperation? Despite friction on the political level, cooperation between ...


Wars in the Name of Islam: What Comes Next?

... conflict is not spreading. They will come to terms: a positive scenario for the Middle East Alexey Malashenko: The Lessons of Islamic State There is an absolutely opposite, positive scenario. What is happening now in the Middle East is similar to the Thirty ... ... absolutely negative forecast. But it is not the most possible. The most possible scenario is somewhat in between. How to defeat terrorism? What is terrorism? This is a philosophical question. I would prefer to talk about opportunities for Middle Eastern ...


Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

OSCE member countries — the most powerful military nations — are hard put to keep the growing terrorist pressure in check. Why is that happening? The threat of terrorism and extremism will undoubtedly be among the priorities on the agenda of the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels. The organization’s members justly consider terrorism to be one of the most formidable challenges. Many of them have fallen victim ...


Post-ISIS and Future Jihadist Threats

... jihad like their colleagues who travelled to the battlefield in the Middle East. Likewise, the increase of islamophobia and growing popularity of right-wing organisations and parties in Europe will affect radicalisation of alienated Muslim converts. Islamic State Volunteers Recruitment and return The leading jihadist organisations such as Al Qaeda and ISIS have expressed their support for the idea of the Lone Jihad, and consider it an essential means to fight the enemy in Western countries. For ...


Unislamic Ideology of the Islamic State

On June 29, 2014, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the head of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, proclaimed the establishment of the Caliphate. Two years on, in summer 2016, the Islamic State celebrated its “birthday” with a spate of terror strikes. The Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed Al Adnani released ...


New Spiral of Afghanistan Crisis and Russia’s Interests

... instability from Afghanistan to the north and to the Central Asian states that border Russia; — Russia’s transformation from a transit country into a market for Afghan heroin, which kills 25,000 Russians every year; — the formation of Islamic State (DAISH) Infrastructure in Afghanistan, which may start exporting its practices to the Russian North Caucasus and the Volga region. In this regard, the question being discussed in Russia is whether Moscow should once again interfere in the ...


Recruiting Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Dealing with Returnees: European Experience and the Prospects for Russia

... analysis of the most common factors driving recruitment. This paper also includes a review of methods used by other countries to combat the recruitment of terrorists, as well as measures taken to reintegrate returning militants into society. — Summary . Islamic State Volunteers. Who are they? Recruiting Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Dealing with Returnees: European Experience and the Prospects for Russia , 421 Kb


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