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Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 224
Views: 196,173
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The Crime-Terror Nexus in the United Kingdom and Ireland

A short report (32 pgs) by Peter Neumann (Kings College ICSR) and Rajan Basra ICRS PhD student); nothing startling IMHO, but "all in one place" and published by:www.crimeterrornexus.com...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Day Ago
Replies: 257
Views: 218,434
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Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists?

Thanks to a "lurker" for the pointer to this New Scientist article, in August 2017; it is a good overview, even if most of the experts cited are Americans, like Atran, Sageman and Crenshaw....
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 112,278
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British Chinooks to the Sahel for the French Army

Update: officially announced it will be three Chinooks.
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
Replies: 261
Views: 249,990
Posted By davidbfpo
Forget Britain’s nuclear deterrent – here’s what Russia is really afraid of

Thanks to a "lurker" for the pointer to this different article by a Russia SME watcher. It is a short read and ends...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 33,034
Posted By davidbfpo
Body Worn Camera resource

Discovered this website after a Tweet on a new academic article on the impact on video: 'Exploring the Potential for Body-Worn Cameras to Reduce Violence in Police–Citizen Encounters and it is...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 112,278
Posted By davidbfpo
British Chinooks to arrive in the Sahel for the French Army

It has taken awhile and the report is subject to official confirmation (not that it was a story given by officials of...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 97,773
Posted By davidbfpo
Mohammad bin Salman: MENA’s main threat to peace?

A lengthy profile of MBS, the Crown Prince which is not complimentary and at the end...
Forum: Africa 4 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By davidbfpo
Watching the Congo (DRC) 2018 onwards

A new thread for this forlorn country, with insurgencies (mainly in the East), a dire government and a long running UN peacekeeping mission. Not as regularly updated as a few years ago, in part as...
Forum: Africa 4 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By davidbfpo
Somlia (land & sea) 2018 onwards

A new thread for 2018, to be fair this forlorn country gets little posting nowadays, although the 'small war' has not ceased and at sea the piracy has declined.

There are two previous threads,...
Forum: Africa 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By davidbfpo
Nigeria watching 2018 onwards

A new thread for 2018, a little late and the issues within Nigeria are hardly likely to subside.

There are two previous threads, both closed:Nigeria: the context for violence' (2006-2013) with 965...
Forum: Intelligence 4 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 96,539
Posted By davidbfpo
Intelligence, Attlee and the Brook Report

Dr Dan Lomas (again) has a commentary which opens with:Link:https://history.blog.gov.uk/2018/01/16/intelligence-attlee-and-the-brook-report/

After the eventual WW2 successes, notably cracking the...
Forum: South Asia 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By davidbfpo
Rohingyas and the Unfinished Business of Partition

A decent backgrounder on the crisis that outsiders probably think is new, when in fact there is a long history and recent reporting I have seen made almost no mention of the history involved. Let...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 4 Days Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 163,445
Posted By davidbfpo
Returned Foreign Fighter Justice: Preventing Propaganda

I rarely spot anything from Stratfor these days, but this one landed today. It is a point of view and ends...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By davidbfpo
The long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The full title and sub-title is:
The HVT hunt aside there are comments on the leadership and the future....
Forum: The Whole News 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 35,721
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

Opened thread at Compost's request for an update.
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By davidbfpo
Flashpoints: small, strategic patches of land

Prompted by a the linked article on Djibouti, with its plethora of foreign bases, this is a "work in progress" on the impact of strategic pieces of small patches of land. So not Australia.

There...
Forum: Americas 6 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By davidbfpo
Returning foreign fighters in the Caribbean

A short article that starts with:
Later:
Link:https://www.thecipherbrief.com/managing-risk-isis-diaspora-caribbean

In effect it ends with a plea for greater US support.
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 254
Views: 164,130
Posted By davidbfpo
Five Myths about Boko Haram

A short article lby Alex Thurston, a Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies at Georgetown University, whose book was published in late 2017, 'Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By davidbfpo
Five Myths about Boko Haram

A short article lby Alex Thurston, a Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies at Georgetown University, whose book was published in late 2017, 'Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist...
Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By davidbfpo
Some context

One must wonder how AFRICOM, let alone the USA, will be seen after President Trump's '#### hole' remarks that labeled all of Africa.
Forum: Law Enforcement 6 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 58,704
Posted By davidbfpo
This notion that domestic terrorists are getting a pass, somehow, is not true

The rationale for not labeling domestic acts of violence as terrorism has now been explained by a DoJ lawyer:...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 42,722
Posted By davidbfpo
Why is China in Afghanistan

Mike Martin offers a short (2 mins) explanation for China's role in Afghanistan.
Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxFQ2Xqi7gY&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 348
Views: 186,670
Posted By davidbfpo
Returning fighters

Via Twitter @Joseph_Roehmel (https://twitter.com/Joseph_Roehmel) reports:
Forum: Historians 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 67,000
Posted By davidbfpo
Dhofar and Afghanistan

Jon,

There is now ample writing that the Omani Sultan remained in charge, with initially UK support and then a wider coalition. One must wonder is the GIRoA in the same position today. Or is there...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2,650
Posted By davidbfpo
Iran's jihadi gambit

I don't think there have been posts on the Iranian Kurds, so this lengthy article helps to explain the history and the often ambivalent tance of the Iranian regime. Sub-titled:It ends...
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