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Vegan Extremism: A Threat

Vegan extremism is a real threat. No, that is not a joke. A bit comical perhaps, as it would be to say the threat of “ketogenic extremism”, “paleo extremism”, or even “whole-30 extremism”, but shades of truth remain. When “extremism”…

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Sara Khitta: Taliban Special Forces

This Grey Dynamics article gives an overview of the Taliban’s Sara Khitta unit – a self-proclaimed “special forces unit” that has demonstrated unique tactics and more advanced weaponry on the Afghanistan battlefield than their rank-in-file counterparts. Key Judgements KJ-1. It…

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ETA: Spanish Separate Terrorism links with Venezuela

The association of Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan government to drug trafficking and terrorism sponsorship is not new. Spanish terrorist organisation ETA enjoyed links between South American and European criminal and armed actors with the cooperation of the Venezuelan government….

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Barrack Busters: How the IRA influenced terrorists around the world

The Provisional IRA’s 29-year campaign, from 1969 until the Good Friday Agreements in 1998, saw the evolution of several tactics and technologies. It was developing world-leading knowledge in the use of Barrack Busters in urban environments as well as the…

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Terrorism Outlook: Europe

Background The Madrid and London attacks in 2004 and 2005 respectively presented a novel threat within the European community. Attacks between 2010-2020 switched and largely targeted countries like France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Right-wing attacks and arrests like the…

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European Far-right Radicalised Networks

Key Judgements There is no fixed organisation leading a movement capable of joining European far-right radicalised networks across different countries. Despite the abstract nature of the threat, far-right extremism has the potential to grow into a capable threat. KJ-1. It…

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Anti-Tank Guided Missiles & Terrorist Groups

ATGM Breakdown Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) is a classification of military hardware that has had a variety of models developed and used on the battlefield since the 1970s. Hughes Aircraft was the first company to get a production contract issued,…

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Blood Cocoa: How the Cocoa Industry May Indirectly Fund Hezbollah

Whenever and wherever there is an important strategic resource in Africa, that resource has nearly always been exploited to the detriment of those expected to extract it. That has been the case for gold, diamonds, rubber, oil, and it is…

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Mauritania’s Successful Fight Against Terrorism?

Mauritania‘s Successful Fight Against Terrorism is hailed in the region and in Western capitals. However, its poor human rights record and treatment of journalists doesn’t receive similar attention. Key Judgements KJ-1. The West Sahel region is engulfed in radicalism-driven violence….

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Boko Haram: Defeat or Stalemate?

Boko Haram began to emerge in 2003 when several extremist Islamists initiated a youth movement in north-east Nigeria (Yobe State). The leading preacher, Mohammed Yusuf, had a strict, fundamentalist interpretation of the Qur’an and believed that the creation of Nigeria…

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