Category Archives: Middle East

“Low policing” in Israel

This article reports results of a new emphasis on policing everyday problems like noise and traffic in Israel, where counter-terror policing has traditionally had the highest priority. The effort, which started by asking residents to identify their biggest concerns, has … Continue reading

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Smart police station

Dubai has opened what is billed as the world’s first smart police station, according to this article. Though unstaffed, visitors can complete a variety of tasks, such as reporting an incident, paying a fine, or depositing found property. The plan … Continue reading

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Palestine admitted to Interpol

Interpol members have voted 75-24 to admit the Palestinian Authority, bring the total number of participating countries to 192, according to this article. Among the countries still seeking membership are Taiwan and Kosovo.

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Canada recognizes National Peacekeepers Day

This statement from the RCMP acting commissioner commemorates National Peacekeepers Day and thanks the 87 Canadian police currently serving missions in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq. He notes that these officers “work closely with domestic and international partners to … Continue reading

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One way to cut personnel costs

Dubai police will deploy the world’s first driverless security patrol by the end of 2017, according to this article. The manufacturer says the self-driving robot (video here) “will not replace humans … will instead fulfill low-level order enforcement tasks … … Continue reading

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Predicting terrorism

This blog post by terrorism expert Brian Jenkins discusses the difficult challenge of predicting attacks. He notes that, outside of conflict zones, terror incidents remain infrequent — in 2015, “74 percent of all fatalities occurred in five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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Why stopping terrorism is so difficult

This article by the director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism succinctly summarizes what has been learned from analysis of every terror attack in the world since 1970 — 156,000 attacks committed by … Continue reading

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