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The evolving terrorist threat to China’s Central Asia projects

With its infrastructure projects and business investments, China’s Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) initiative has the potential to transform Central Asia. But Chinese plans will face rising terrorism and extremism risks in the region.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

Emerging technologies: terrorism and UAVs

Deployment of UAVs in warzones by non-state actors presages their use in terrorist attacks – and as regulation struggles to catch up with technological advances, the risk is rising.

North America Security

Right-wing extremism in America: A growing threat?

The violence committed by right-wing extremists against counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, drew the world’s attention to a seemingly new threat emerging in the United States. Linda Schlegel assesses the risks

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terrorist threat a year after the Reina shooting

A year after the deadly New Year’s Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey continues to face a heightened threat from radical Islamist militants. However, security forces have become increasingly proficient in countering cells operating within the country.

Latin America Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Hezbollah and Iran find new strength in Latin America

Is anyone paying attention to Hezbollah and Iran’s presence in Latin America?

Europe Security

Italy’s emerging terrorist threat

The recent apprehension of the Moroccan Nabil Benhamir in Genoa has sparked renewed interest for Rome’s counterterrorism strategy. Although Italy is a high symbolic country and despite the Islamic State’s repeated calls for attacks, the country has not suffered a major jihadist terrorist attack – yet.

Europe Security

Security risks at the FIFA 2018 World Cup

Russia will host the FIFA 2018 World Cup between 13 June and 16 July, and given the recent foiled plot in St Petersburg, security risks will be a top priority. Sporting events will take place in 11 cities and thousands of foreign visitors are expected to travel to Russia.

Europe Security

The Islamic State threat to Europe’s Christmas season

The Islamic State’s threats to the Christmas season highlight the organisation’s intent to hit major public events and remain active in Europe.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why “Military First” is the wrong approach in the G5 Sahel

In the past week the United States, France and Russia pledged to increase their financial and military support to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, which consists of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad and Mauritania, to fight terrorism and organized crime in the region. However, military efforts without a wider development strategy could just aggravate the security risks. 

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s economic recovery will stall under state of emergency

On 12 October President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi declared yet another state of emergency – aimed at fighting terrorism. In the context of recent attacks, the policy’s effectiveness is in question.