Tag Archives: Libya

Lone operators dominate people smuggling from Africa

This article reports a new study that disputes the common view that organized crime groups dominate people smuggling from Africa to Europe. Focusing on the disastrous 2013 shipwreck off Italy in which 360 migrants died, the study found 292 people … 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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Regional security through police reform

This bulletin from the U.S. Institute of Peace considers regional insecurity in North and West Africa, and points to police reform as a key step forward. In particular, building public trust in the police through more citizen engagement seems necessary.

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Migrant smuggling & police corruption in Niger

This article describes rampant police corruption in Agadez, Niger, a key desert town for African migrants being smuggled across the Sahara to Libya and then into Europe. The EU estimates that about 100,000 migrants pass through Niger annually, accounting for … Continue reading

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