Tag Archives: Terrorism

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

18Ago/22

“Scrivere da morire”. Scrittura, libertà e   violenza culturale – by Giacomo Buoncompagni

Per il sociologo Walter Ong la scrittura è uno dei media più potenti in grado di influenzare la storia delle civiltà, le relazioni e i conflitti tra gli esseri umani. È stata l’introduzione della scrittura a trasformare lo stile cognitivo e la coscienza degli uomini, producendo nuovi modelli di pensiero che hanno reso possibile l’enorme sviluppo della/e cultura/e. Continue reading

13Ago/21

Terrorismo in Afghanistan: Talebani e non solo – by Franco Iacch

Una forza di reazione rapida composta da tre battaglioni statunitensi (due del Corpo dei Marine e uno dell’Esercito), e due contingenti canadesi (150/300 soldati) ed inglesi (600/800 unità) delle forze speciali, sarà schierata presso l’aeroporto internazionale di Hamid Karzai a protezione dell’evacuazione del personale diplomatico e civile statunitense presente ancora a Kabul. Continue reading

02Set/20

US multiagency operation dismantled part of al-Qaeda’s cryptocurrency network. What we learned so far and what to expect – by Daniele M. Barone

On August 13, the US Department of Justice announced that the US government, through a multiagency effort, seized about $2 million in Bitcoin from accounts connected to Al Qaeda, Daesh, and the al-Qassam Brigades (i.e. Hamas’s paramilitary arm) and disrupted their terrorism financing cryptocurrency networks. 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