Category Archives: Security


Rapporto Te-Sat 2019: prospettive attuali e future –  by Barbara Lucini e Marco Maiolino

Due settimane fa è stato pubblicato il nuovo Terrorism Situation & Trend Report di Europol. Come ogni anno rappresenta un documento importante e utile per tutti coloro che addetti ai lavori o meno vogliano avere una fotografia di respiro internazionale, circa la minaccia terroristica e altre forme di estremismo violento. Continue reading


Terrorismo, crimini d’odio, estremismo o…..? – by Barbara Lucini

Definire un fenomeno come terrorismo, crimine d’odio ed estremismo non è mai stato così difficile come in questi ultimi mesi, durante i quali molte incertezze interpretative e di comprensione sono diventate sempre più evidenti, mettendo in luce una necessità non dichiarata e molto sottostimata di nuove categorie interpretative per fenomeni mai così complessi. Continue reading


Anarcho-capitalism and Ethno-nationalism in the Era of Decentralized Finance – by Daniele Maria Barone

As explained by the Christchurch shooter in his manifesto, the rejection of paying taxes is defined as “a sign of racial loyalty”. From this perspective, circumventing the tax system is depicted as a way to sustain the ethno-nationalist cause: a fight for a nation which is defined in terms of assumed blood ties and ethnicity.[i] Continue reading


Akbar al-Muslimin, Kybernetiq, and ZeroNet. The Modern and Privacy-Centric Electronic-Jihad – by Daniele Maria Barone

Years of clandestine communications, first through newspapers or radio and then by exploiting online tools and media as a sounding board, have highlighted Islamic terrorism peculiarity of adapting to new means of communication to make propaganda, raise money, and keep in contact with each others[i]. Continue reading


Nuove Ricerche: Etnografie dell’Estremismo Politico – Ethnographies of political extremisms – by Barbara Lucini

Il panorama dell’estremismo politico sia nazionale sia internazionale[1], senza trascurare forme violente dei gruppi separatisti è vario e frammentato per quanto concerne i temi di interesse, per le modalità comunicative e narrative, nonché per i canali comunicativi prescelti. Continue reading


Nuove ricerche: Indice di Resilienza Urbana per forme multiple di estremismo – Urban Resilience Index to Extremism Threats

Il progetto relativo all’Indice di Resilienza Urbana, promosso da ITSTIME e coordinato da Barbara Lucini, ha come scopo principale quello di esplorare, comprendere ed interpretare i possibili indicatori di vulnerabilità urbana o segnali deboli, che possono essere considerati il “contesto sociale” di azioni di forme multiple di estremismo. Continue reading


Event Safety and Security Risk Update: Stampedes, or Crowd Surge/Rush – By Peter Ashwin and Giovanni Pisapia

Panic and confusion erupted in Central Park on Saturday night (the 29th September 2018), after a loud noise frightened concertgoers at the Global Citizen Festival, with some people erroneously attributing the sound to gunshots. Witnesses described a near-stampede in some places, as people sprinted for cover, jumped fences and trampled one another. Some were in tears and called their loved ones, and others said they had lost items or gotten separated from their friends, according to social medial. But the police quickly refuted reports of a shooting, saying at first that the noise was from a fallen barrier, not gunshots” (Sarah Mervosh, 2018). Continue reading


Terrorist attack first aid training for citizen: part of a well-rounded counter-terrorism strategy – by Maria Alvanou

UK newspaper ‘Independent’ has revealed in an exclusive article a UK program designed to give people knowledge on how to provide first aid to victims of terror operations[1]. The need for such a program was already a topic for discussion in the British society[2] and even the British Red Cross had issued some guidelines for citizens prior, during and after a terrorist attack[3]. Continue reading


Cyber Jihad and Terrorism Financing: New Methods – Old Rules – by Daniele Maria Barone

On July this year, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report addressed to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors, summarizing the latest development in anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorism financing (TF) and drawing a short term work program in these fields[i]. Continue reading