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UN Report Documents Human Rights Abuses Fueling Venezuelan Exodus
This latest publication warns that “if the situation does not improve, the unprecedented outflow of Venezuelan migrants and refugees will continue, and the living conditions of those who remain will worsen”.
Women in the Islamic State: Why Would They Support It?
A report released by Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre aims to delve into the multi-dimensional phenomenon of propaganda within the Islamic State and further explain the exact roles of women, as well as the means used to gain their active and voluntary participation.
Annual Terrorism Report Warns Al-Qaeda and Far-Right on the Rise as IS Stumbles
Europol released the 2019 edition of its annual EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) on June 27. TE-SAT has provided verified facts on terrorism in Europe since 2006. The report is accepted as a benchmark in discussions about EU counterterrorism policies and academic studies.
Terrorism Recidivism Study Examines the Myth of the Re-Offender
Popular opinion suggests that those convicted of terrorism related offenses are very likely to re-offend. But how accurate is this belief? One study on terrorism recidivism set out to investigate recidivism rates and questions the need for legislation like the TRACER Act.
Report: Options for Dealing with IS Foreign Fighters Detained in Syria
The destruction of the Islamic State has left the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces holding thousands of foreign fighters who joined IS ranks from abroad as well as members of their families. What happens to these detainees will impact the continuing jihadi campaign in the Middle East and beyond.
Radicalization’s Twisted History
‘Flash’ or ‘instant radicalization’ was introduced to elucidate how some literally in a moment jumped into jihadi terrorism without any previous phase of, well, radicalization.
The Making of a Terrorist: How Friends Radicalize You
It is well known that relationships and social networks play a major role in radicalization. But how are these relationships and networks formed?
Increase in Vulnerabilities as Report Finds Organizations are Not Cyber Mature
Globally, the average cybersecurity maturity rating stands at a worrying 1.45 out of 5 – a score determined by an organization’s holistic approach to cybersecurity from a process, metrics and strategic perspective. This comes as security vulnerabilities have surged to a record high.