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Shifting face of international terrorism

Counter-terrorism efforts directed mainly at ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Middle East will need to shift attention to Russian-speaking individuals and networks in the coming years, according to this article. Terror groups that previously resisted oppressive governments in their own … Continue reading

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Transition to local police service in Iraq

This press release announces the beginning of post-ISIL transition in Iraq from security forces to local police, prioritizing “Police Core Functions: 1) Security and Protection Management, 2) Crime Management, 3) Traffic Enforcement Management, 4) Improving Effectiveness of Local Police Service … Continue reading

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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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