Eurojihad Patterns of Islamist Radicalization and Terrorism in Europe

by Angel Rabasa, Cheryl Benard Related Topics: Europe, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism Throughout history, factors of radicalization have involved social and economic conditions and issues of identity. Patterns of Islamist radicalization in Europe reflect the historical experience of European Muslim communities, particularly their links to their home countries, the prevalence of militant groups there, and... Continue Reading →

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England’s New Privatised Police Force Sells Fear to Old People

Stephen Beardsley has the handshake of a bouncer and the CV of a mercenary. He served in a tank crew in the first Gulf War, fought off Kalashnikov-toting Somali pirates as they raided transporter ships in the Indian Ocean, and was dubbed "Big Steve" by tabloid paps as a bodyguard for Wonderbra model Sophie Anderton.... Continue Reading →

U.S. Marines, Gabonese Share Tactics

PONGARA, Gabon -- U.S. Marines and Gabon’s Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, or ANPN, worked together Sept. 14-25, at the Pongara National Forest to help the nation’s fight against wildlife trafficking. At the request of the Gabonese government and through coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, the Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground... Continue Reading →

The Fall of Guatemala’s President

CIACS Arms Trafficking Guatemala CIACS Organized Crime Groups Guatemala Groups Guatemala's 40-year civil war laid the groundwork for many criminal organizations, including several that spawned from state intelligence and military services. These organizations, collectively known as Illegal Clandestine Security Apparatuses (Cuerpos Ilegales y Aparatos Clandestinos de Seguridad - CIACS), are still operational, assisting in drug... Continue Reading →

Mexican Internal Security Policy Failures

Written by Arron DaughertySunday, 06 September 2015 Mexico Security Policy Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto touted security accomplishments in his State of Union speech. Some of his claims need some serious scrutiny. Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto's state-of-the-union address In his third State of the Union address the President acknowledged the... Continue Reading →

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