Category Archives: Terrorism

10Sep/18

9/11 remembrance: research reflections for security – by Maria Alvanou

The first years after the 9/11 attack were used to wage war against Al Qaeda in what seemed to be a US affair. Soon it became evident that Europe was also under threat and while european countries never adopted a direct, clear military approach to countering terrorism, they did take measures and adopted polices that challenged longstanding principles of human rights and liberties. Continue reading

12Aug/18

Verso un nuovo Stato Islamico? La recente riorganizzazione del “califfato” in tre direttrici – by Daniele Plebani

Alcune iniziative messe in atto da Stato Islamico nelle ultime settimane potrebbero indicare l’alba di una nuova fase per il gruppo terroristico. Tre episodi in particolare sembrano suggerire una riorganizzazione generale in atto nel “califfato”: Continue reading

30Jul/18

Terrorismo Biologico: strategia comunicativa o reale minaccia? – by Nicolò Spagna

Il gruppo autonomo Abdullah al-Faqeer ideologicamente affiliato al califfato ha iniziato la diffusione di materiale propagandistico su Telegram che persegue il filone narrativo del bio-terrorismo. Il video diffuso nell’ultima settimana invita i supporter del califfato in tutto il mondo a sostenere la jihad adottando una nuova arma: le epidemie. Continue reading

25Jul/18

Coordinated Terrorist Attacks in Canada? – by Angelo Raimondo

On the evening of July 22nd, 2018 a gunman identified as 29 year-old Faisal Hussein, opened fire targeting innocent civilians in a busy area known as Greektown on Danforth street in Toronto, Ontario. This incident left 13 injured and 3 dead, including the gunman. The following day, in Ottawa, a man identified as 24 year-old Jesse Mooney, was arrested on a busy Parliament Hill after an altercation with officials during the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony.   Continue reading

16Jul/18

Rapporto Europol 2018: Verso forme multipolari di insurrezione globale? – by B. Lucini e M. Maiolino

Secondo i dati presentati dal rapporto European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE_SAT 2018)[1] nel 2017 si è verificato un totale di 207 attacchi terroristici falliti, neutralizzati o completati, dei quali 137 di natura etno-nazionalista/separatista, 33 jihadista, 24 estrema sinistra e 5 estrema destra. Continue reading

02Jul/18

Crime-Terror nexus and Potential Jihadist’s Uses of Cryptocurrencies – by Daniele Maria Barone

This May, the analysis commissioned by the European Parliament TERR Committee[i] about terrorism financing by virtual currencies, “Virtual currencies and terrorist financing: assessing the risks and evaluating responses[ii]”, has depicted the complex nature of the actors generally involved in extremist groups’ online financing. Continue reading