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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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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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The jihadi threat

The respected US Institute of Peace has released a report on terrorism, violent extremism, and the jihadi threat based on the views of 20 experts representing¬†17 think tanks and universities. The report describes the emergence of ISIS, traces the evolution … Continue reading

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ISIS-related terrorism 2002-2015

This article summarizes a recent report on ISIS-related terrorism through 2015. The group was responsible for over 33,000 deaths during the 14-year period starting in 2002, accounting for about 1/4 of terrorism deaths world-wide. So-called lone wolf attacks have been … Continue reading

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Terrorism increased in 2014

The number of people killed in terrorist incidents was more than 32,000 in 2014, up from 18,000 in 2013, according to this report. Over half were attributed to ISIL or Boko Haram and 3/4 occurred in just 5 countries — … Continue reading

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Investigating bombings

This article describes the work of the FBI’s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) that has processed more than 100,000 IEDs since 2003. The center does forensic analysis on bombing evidence from all over the world and maintains an extensive … Continue reading

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Protecting cultural heritage

Recent events in Syria remind us of the toll that war and terror can exact on irreplaceable historical sites and artifacts. This article provides a thorough discussion of the international legal framework for protecting cultural heritage, including roles for Interpol … Continue reading

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