Islamic_State_(IS)_insurgents,_Anbar_Province,_Iraq
Blog / Europe

Trick or Threat? Terrorism in South Eastern Europe

The penetration of Islamic State in South Eastern Europe has been vastly exaggerated. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Terrorists perpetrate violence against innocent civilians aiming to achieve political goals. On balance, this politically motivated violence rarely brings the desired results to the individuals and/or groups exerting terrorist acts. This is so because national governments are reluctant to …

Protestors outside the  Supreme Court of the United States invoke the rhetoric of an existential threat posed to the United States (Courtesy of Elvert Barnes under Creative Commons Licence)
Americas / Blog

Charleston & Foreign Policy: Obsession with Terrorism is Hindering Smart Policy

Protestors outside the Supreme Court of the United States invoke the rhetoric of an existential threat posed to the United States (Courtesy of Elvert Barnes under Creative Commons Licence)

I am an American. And, as an American, the process of tragedy, confusion, debate, politicisation, and condolence following mass violence should be all too familiar …

Blurred-City-Lights
Confluent / Millennial Terrorism

Western Pushes and Extremist Pulls

Photo Credit: Snapp3r

 

In our last post, we discussed the need for policy-makers to better understand the root causes of youth radicalisation as well as formulate an effective counter-narrative to it. This post will focus on some of these root causes, which we have organised into two broad categories: Western “Pushes” and Extremist “Pulls.” It …

695413346_3aa5d3641f_o
Blog / International Security

The Ascendency of Lone-Actor Terrorists: An Unsolvable Problem?

Aftermath of the 2007 Glasgow ramming attack, Colin Campbell, Via Flickr

Terrorist attacks planned and perpetrated by lone individuals have become an increasing problem within western societies over the last decade. Whilst large-scale terrorist organisations such as ISIS and Al Qaeda will continue to pose a security threat, governments and their intelligence agencies will need …

Photo: Kevin Gordan (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Blog / Europe

UK Election 2015: A Summary of Foreign and Defence Policy

Photo: Kevin Gordan (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Although issues such as safeguarding the National Health Service (NHS) and the economy have dominated the current election campaign in Britain, each of the main political parties policies on Foreign Affairs and Defence are worthy of examination before 7th May. As the rise of Islamic State in the Middle …

  • 1
  • 2