Violence and Security

  • France Shuts down Deradicalization Program

    October 04, 2017

    Raising questions about the capability of such programs to prevent Islamist recruitment in the West, the French state has shuttered a year-old, €80 million counter-radicalization program aimed at deprogramming returning jihadis and at preventing Islamist radicalization of youth.

  • UNSC Votes Unanimously for IS War Crimes Investigation

    September 27, 2017

    The UN Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously on a resolution calling on the Secretary General to form an Investigative Team, headed by a Special Adviser, mandated to collect, preserve, and store evidence of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity that were committed by Islamic State (IS) actors in Iraq for prosecution in Iraqi and international courts.

  • Decline of IS Boosts Global Shiite Aims

    September 25, 2017

    The ongoing military decline of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria is creating a paradoxical new threat to Mideast stability, as the degradation of the Sunni caliphate has removed a significant impediment to the project of global Shiite radical imperialism supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • IS Uses Irish Students for Money Laundering

    September 25, 2017

    Islamic State (IS) operatives are targeting students in Ireland's university system to dupe them into establishing bank accounts that can be used for money laundering and false documentation to support Islamist terrorism.

  • IS Drone Fleet Presents Emerging Security Threat

    September 25, 2017

    The Islamic State (IS) has developed a lethal drone fleet with both surveillance and attack capabilities, amounting to an emerging, resilient threat to Western and global stability that may threaten critical infrastructure inside the United States.

  • NGOs Criticize Saudi, Iranian Actions in Yemen

    September 25, 2017

    International humanitarian agencies are condemning the Saudi-Iran battle for Sunni-versus-Shiite Islamist dominance in the Middle East for producing "the world's worst humanitarian crisis," with some aid groups particularly criticizing Saudi Arabia’s blockade of emergency food.

  • UN, Saudi Arabian Foundation Host Forum for "Tolerance"

    September 21, 2017

    The UN Development Programme and the Saudi Arabia-based Misk Foundation recently hosted a forum in New York with the aim of teaching youth to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals by "sparking dialogue on issues of tolerance, peace and sustainability" and preventing violent extremism.

  • OSCE: Respect Prisoner Rights to Counter Extremism

    September 21, 2017

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights recently co-hosted an event in Warsaw calling for national compliance with the global human rights agenda as a "central component" of countering violent extremism and radicalization in prisons.

  • OSCE Meeting Combats "Hatred" in Public Space

    September 21, 2017

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina recently hosted a meeting of 31 "Coalitions against Hate" as part of the security organization's "Super Citizens" initiative aimed at developing "positive messages to counter hatred in the society" and combat "negative discourse in the public space."

  • Al-Qaeda Militants Fill IS Vacuum in Syria

    September 20, 2017

    Al-Qaeda militants have stepped into the vacuum left by the defeat of Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria, warring against both the al-Assad regime and its opposition for control over terrain that international powers were trying to establish as "de-escalation zones" safe for civilians.

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