On January 24, the Syrian-Kurdish forces backed by the US anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition barely repelled a counter-attack carried out by IS militants in the Syrian village of Baghuz Fawqani, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates where the river crosses the Syrian-Iraqi border.
"We will Conquer your Rome: References to Italy and the Vatican in the Islamic State’s Official Propaganda” is the new study published by the Center on Radicalization and International Terrorism at ISPI. The full-lenght study is available here (PDF).
Oltre ad avere una lunga storia di criminalità organizzata alle spalle, l'Italia si confronta da oltre due decenni con la presenza di network di matrice jihadista sul proprio territorio. Quali sono - o possono essere - i collegamenti tra criminalità e terrorismo? Quali misure possono essere adottate per fronteggiare il rischio di una convergenza?
Since the terrorism wave in Europe started with Charlie Hebdo and the Paris attacks in November, Brussels has been presented as the crib of foreign fighters in Europe. The attacks of yesterday morning in the city, which is the heart of the European Institutions, have demonstrated that Brussels is not just the nest where the eggs are brooded, on the contrary it could be the vulnerable theatre of terrorism and fear.
In July 2012 the first democratic elections for a parliament, the General National Congress, took place. This was a milestone in the development of the new Libya. But now, one year later, how does the country look like? Unfortunately the situation developed exactly as predicted . In order to understand this better it is at first necessary to analyze the objectives and the “strategy” of the major players.