14Ago/20

La negoziazione operativa in contesti di crisi – by Giacomo Buoncompagni

Il 12 agosto 2020 un uomo è stato arrestato nel Duomo di Milano dopo aver preso in ostaggio una guardia giurata sotto minaccia di un coltello. Stando a quanto comunicato dalla Polizia, l’arrestato è un cittadino straniero.Dopo un’opera di mediazione di un funzionario della Questura, il soggetto è stato disarmato e bloccato, senza necessità di ricorrere all’uso di armi da fuoco. Al momento sono in corso accertamenti sulla persona e sulle motivazioni del gesto. Continue reading

28Lug/20

Threat Assessment for Sensitive Buildings against Terrorism in urban environments – by Tiziano Li Piani

The built heritage of European cities is exposed to various hazards of different nature – natural events such as floods or earthquakes but also man-made threats. The escalation of terrorist attacks conducted in urban environments against soft targets necessitates the development of guidelines for the antiterrorism design of buildings and public spaces. Continue reading

15Lug/20

Hagia Sophia: Security aspects and repercussions – by Maria Chr. Alvanou 

While the international discussion about the reasons Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan decided to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque is mostly about his political domestic strategy (e.g. rallying his followers, making up for a collapsing economy etc), there are also significant security issues to be taken into account. Continue reading

30Giu/20

Three generations of jihadist preachers in Italy compared – by Alessandro Boncio

Introduction. The period of jihadi terrorism that Western countries are experiencing currently, could be labelled as a moment of reshaping and transformation. Following the collapse of its Syrian-Iraqi creature, ISIS is repositioning itself physically and ideologically; at the same time, al-Qa’ida linked groups are constantly strengthening its files and ranks, still strong of its cultural appeal[2]. Continue reading

04Giu/20

U.S. riots and police brutality: responding to a homeland security threat – by Maria Chr. Alvanou

Throughout the U.S. there is turmoil due to the death of George Floyd, attributed to the murderous act of a police officer, already arrested and charged. Reactions have ranged from peaceful demonstrations to serious riots in several cities. Events like burning down police stations and vehicles, as well as vandalisms, looting, clashes with law enforcement, etc have created the background for violence connected with further loss of lives. Continue reading