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What is the Extreme Right in the United States?

The American far right is not a monolith but a convoluted landscape encompassing an array of movements and causes, writes Dr Mark Pitcavage in his report published by the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. Keep Reading

Online Jihadist Propaganda: 2018 in Review

Despite its territorial losses, the so-called Islamic State group still commands a number of branches worldwide and continues to inspire thousands of dispersed supporters around the world who proclaim their support for the group online. But a new Europol study reveals that 2018 took its toll on the group’s digital presence. Keep Reading

Global Maritime Piracy Report: West Africa Seas Worst for Attacks

In total, 73% of all kidnappings at sea, and 92% of hostage-takings, took place in the Gulf of Guinea. Armed pirates in these high-risk waters kidnapped 27 crew members in the first half of 2019, and 25 in the same period in 2018. Two chemical tankers were hijacked, as well as a tug that was then used in another attack. Keep Reading

// by Julia Bonfiglio

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. Keep Reading

// by Josh Brogi

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. Keep Reading

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. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Retail Sector Unprepared for Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

The retail and consumer products industry faces an increasing number of sophisticated cyber-attacks from nation-state cyber-attackers, criminal cyber-attack-groups, and politically and socially motivated hackers, often planning, coordinating, and implementing cyber-attacks in an integrated manner on a national, multi-national, or global level. Keep Reading

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