19Gen/23

Terrorism in 2023: Unpredictability Ahead – by Sara Brzuszkiewicz

Because of terrorism’s core purpose of instilling fear, its characteristics and features are not always foreseeable. When it comes to 2023, however, we should expect it to be the most unpredictable year in recent times. Ideological patchworking and mixing, reciprocal influencing and democratization of the threat: all the major trends that might prevail in the next few months pivot around chaos and unpredictability. Continue reading

15Dic/22

New Threats from Wagner PMC by – Giulia Porrino & Federico Borgonovo

On 23 November, the European Parliament adopted the resolution defining Russia as a state sponsor and user of terrorist modalities[1]. At the same venue, MEPs asked the EU Council to include the Wagner group and the 141st Motorized Regiment of Chechen fighters, also known as “Kadyrovites”, in the list of terrorist organizations of the European Union, as well as other armed militias. Continue reading

11Dic/22

The Captagon factor – by Emilio Palmieri

Captagon is the brand name given to the synthetic-produced drug based off of fenethylline molecules. Firstly synthesised in Germany in 1961, it was introduced as milder alternative to amphetamine and methamphetamine that were employed at the time to treat narcolepsy, fatigue, behavioural disorder and minimal brain dysfunctions. It was also used in lack of drive, particularly in elderly patients due to organic diseases (like Parkinsonism) or other causes, as well as after severe illness or injury. Continue reading

09Nov/22

TERRORGRAM: Status dashboard after HARD-RESET

  1. Terrorgram status dashboard after the countermeasures implemented by Telegram, in response to the HARD-RESET publication. The dashboard is composed of 5 sections: 
  • Definition of Terrorgram and a visual insight of its main propaganda production
  • Social network analysis of the Terrorgram’s channels core (every channel is identified with a code)
  • Top domain shared inside the Terrogram 
  • Top domain shared inside the Terrogram with the timeline
  • Languages detection
02Nov/22

TERRORGRAM: the impact on Italian far-right digital ecosystem – by Federico Borgonovo & ITSTIME (It. & Eng. Version)

Versione italiana – Tra il 26 e il 27 ottobre il ventitreenne Luigi Antonio Pennelli è stato arrestato in provincia di Bari per arruolamento con finalità di terrorismo internazionale e di propaganda ed istigazione a delinquere per motivi di discriminazione razziale etnica e religiosa. Continue reading

24Ott/22

TERRORGRAM: from Buffalo to Bratislava – by Federico Borgonovo & Ali Fisher

Between May and October 2022, five supremacist or accelerationist attacks took place: On 14 May Payton Gendron in Buffalo (USA), on 4 July Robert E. Crimo III in Highland Park (USA), on 11 August Ricky Walter Shiffer in Cincinnati (USA), on 26 September Artyom Kazantsev in Izhevsk (Russia), on 12 October Juraj Krajčík in Bratislava (SK) and finally on 13 October Austin Thompson in Raleigh (USA). Continue reading