Violence and Security

  • Intel Report: Iran Uses GPS Kits to Target Israel

    February 22, 2019

    According to a recent intelligence report by the British Israel Communication and Research Centre, Iran is transferring in suitcases GPS devices that can be weaponized for precision missile technology capable of striking Israel.

  • American IS Brides Seek Repatriation to US

    February 20, 2019

    Two American women who traveled to Syria to support the Islamic State (IS) and married IS fighters now seek repatriation to the US after surrendering to anti-IS coalition forces, spotlighting concerns about radicalization and security associated with returning American citizens who collaborated with the jihadist organization.

  • EU Legislation Targets Threats Posed by Returning Fighters

    February 20, 2019

    Politico reports that the European Commission is working to advance legislation tightening EU regulation of the purchase of household products that could be used to create explosives, as the bloc’s officials move to tackle threats posed by the return to Europe of hundreds of jihadists who fought for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

  • Anti-IS Forces Capture “English Voice of IS”

    February 20, 2019

    The capture by anti-Islamic State (IS), US-supported militia in northern Syria of a Canadian citizen known as the “English voice of IS” for his narration of an extensive repertoire of videos for the jihadist group has revealed the sophisticated messaging and global scope of IS’s media wing.

  • Jihadism Trends Toward Local Strategies of Influence-Building

    February 20, 2019

    Current indicators in Sunni jihadism indicate a trend similar to Shiite jihadism, with a shift away from a focus on top-down strategies of transnational violence and terrorist operations to an emphasis on national and local agendas aimed at building grassroots networks of support for Islamism in society and politics.

  • Islamist Terror Attack in Kashmir Raises India-Pakistan Tensions

    February 15, 2019

    A mass-casualty suicide bombing attack on a convoy of Indian paramilitary forces in Kashmir by militant, pro-Pakistan Islamist group Jaish-e-Muhammad, or Army of Mohammed, has ratcheted up tensions in South Asia between the two nuclear states.

  • Pregnant British Teen Requests Return to Britain

    February 14, 2019

    A 19-year-old, pregnant British teen who went to Syria to support the Islamic State (IS) is seeking to return to the UK but declaring no remorse for supporting the caliphate, raising red flags for British authorities whose concerns reflect the broader reintegration risks associated with IS supporters as they try to return to their Western countries of origin.

  • Iran Blames US, Israel for Attack on Revolutionary Guard

    February 14, 2019

    Shiite Iran's President has accused Israel and the US of involvement in a lethal suicide bombing attack against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps by a Sunni extremist separatist group and warned of possible retaliatory action, reflecting the destabilizing impacts of Islamist sectarianism.

  • Report Points to Terror Financing by Global Islamic NGO

    February 11, 2019

    A report by the Tunisian Financial Analysis Commission provides evidence that the global Islamist charitable organization Islamic Relief, which operates branches in the US and Canada, has used complex funding networks to finance jihadists operating in North Africa at the Tunisia-Libya border.

  • Durable Victory over IS Requires Non-Military Measures

    February 11, 2019

    Comparative analyses of international terrorism data suggest a durable peace in Syria is contingent upon successful redress of the foundational socio-economic and political conditions, as well as a competition for the theological ideas, that provided a hospitable environment for the Islamic State’s (IS) emergence.

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