Terrorism

Creative Chaos: 'Outlaws, smugglers US proxies in looting of Syria'‏

Creative Chaos: 'Outlaws, smugglers US proxies in looting of Syria'‏

The world's biggest global body outside the UN - Organization of Islamic Cooperation - is suspending Syria's membership. Iran's the only member of the bloc to have openly spoken out 'against'…

Are Reports of al-Qaida in Syria Exaggerated?

Are Reports of al-Qaida in Syria Exaggerated?

Der Spiegel

15 August 2012

Intelligence reports claim that members of the al-Qaida terrorist network are streaming into Syria to join the rebel ranks. But the rebels deny the allegations and say that jihadists are not welcome. In any case, it is the Assad regime that has long had ties to al-Qaida.

Post Office Workers Thrown From Windows by Insurgents Aleppo Syria‏

Post Office Workers Thrown From Windows by Insurgents Aleppo Syria‏

 

 

 

Allepo 'al bab' suburb on the outskirts of the city. The foreign backed insurgency filled with non-Syrian fighters cheer and film their crimes. These are the democratic peace loving protesters that…

China’s Growing Jihadist Problem

China’s Growing Jihadist Problem

By O. Hamid

August 14, 2012

On August 2 2012, security forces arrested 20 individuals from various cities in Xinjiang on charges of terrorism and secessionist activities. The regional government is attempting to take pre-emptive measures against Uyghur groups in the province to ensure that no major terrorist incident occurs before the leadership transition in Beijing in October 2012. While the ability of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) to conduct a major attack in China remains limited, jihadist groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan are increasingly likely to view Chinese assets and personnel as legitimate targets.

The Libyan Crisis and West African Sahel: Emerging Security Issues

The Libyan Crisis and West African Sahel: Emerging Security Issues

 

 

 

August 14, 2012

The Arab Spring has posed varied challenges to countries in the North African region. While Egypt and Tunisia have transitioned to their first democratically elected governments following decades of autocratic rule, Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria have witnessed protests that have not translated into as dramatic changes for their government structures.

Extreme Violence and Terrorism in Mexico

Extreme Violence and Terrorism in Mexico

by Howard Campbell and Tobin Hansen

August 14, 2012

Extreme Violence and Terrorism in Mexico:

A Dialogue between Howard Campbell and Tobin Hansen

Editor’s note: This dialogue between anthropologists Howard Campbell, author of “Drug War Zone Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez” and Tobin Hansen explores the relationship between violence, politics, and terrorism in Mexico’s narco-conflict. The dialogue (in form of an interview) took place 11 August 2012 in El Paso, Texas. It addresses the question: Is narco-violence terrorism? JPS/El Centro

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