Tajikistan, the world’s leading exporter of suicide bombers to ISIS has the potential to become the next terrorist hotspot as a host of factors converge to put the small Central Asian nation at serious risk.
The French presidential elections will have a strong impact on domestic and international security policies.
Bombings in Pakistan bring terrorism back to the forefront of the political debate and raise about Pakistan’s ability to respond to the terrorist threat.
As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamist group is likely to increase its focus on foreign operations leading to a heightened terrorist threat in Europe for 2017.
Wildlife trafficking and poaching are fueling instability, as state authority is undermined, criminal and terrorists funded and corruption entrenched.