Tag Archives: Pakistan

An American in Al-Qa’ida

This article decribes the experiences of the first American foreign fighter to join Al-Qa’ida following the 9/11 attacks. He traveled from Long Island to Pakistan and Afghanistan, completed several training courses, and participated in two failed missions before being captured. … 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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Migrant smuggling prices and exploitation rise

This article cites Europol that migrant smuggling into Europe has gotten more costly in the last 6 months, routes are longer, and reports of labor exploitation are up, probably as a means of paying the higher prices. Smugglers are often … 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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Resistance to community policing in Pakistan

In this candid interview, a high-ranking police official identifies several reasons for weak implementation of community policing in Pakistan, including the perception that it is “fancy policing” and politicians’ fear that better grass-roots policing would undermine their authority. Also “a … Continue reading

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Victim support initiative in Peshawar

This article reports a new initiative to improve services to crime victims, particularly women, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The effort has recognized “segments of society who were more vulnerable to violence than others and they required a support mechanism” and plans … Continue reading

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Police vs. Taliban in Karachi

This article reports that 102 police officers in Karachi have been killed so far in 2014, a record pace. The increase in assassinations and police station bombings is attributed to the Pakistan Taliban, whose presence in the city has grown … Continue reading

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