Category Archives: Terrorist Threat

Hybrid terrorism strikes Paris (with V. Dittmar)

A new tactical profile emerges in French Terror attacks. The attacks denote hybrid techniques which illustrate a levelling up in the nature of the terrorist threat states face. The actions of the attackers cannot be easily placed into a framework … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM

The founder of BK is Mohammed Yussuf .Yussuf was a trained Salafist. He followed the fundamentalist teachings of a 14 C cleric called Ibn Taymiyya, who is one of the forefathers of the Wahabi tradition. Other noted individuals who have … Continue reading

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Dealing with transnational hybrid terrorist threats

1) Consider stepping outside the Realist perspective of the problem. This is difficult because we are dealing with ‘an enemy’ whose language is realist-guns, bombs, be-headings. Any further hegemonic realist responses will intensify and escalate the conflict. Appeasement also escalates. … Continue reading

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Throwing Stones at Drones: The International System and Terrorism.

We stand on a hill with a pocket full of stones. We watch the drone flying in from a distance crossing the borders of adjoining states. We watch as it drops a bomb which changes our lives and our humanity, … Continue reading

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Fazul Mohammed and Al Shabaab

Fazul Mohammed was certainly one of the key members of the Al qaeda old guard. An establishment that is now fragmented and splintered into stand alone operating networks that are loosely linked by association around the world. In the 1990s … Continue reading

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Killing of embassy bombings mastermind deprives al Qaeda of key figure

By Tim Lister and Zain Verjee, CNN June 13, 2011 — Updated 1410 GMT (2210 HKT) (CNN) — At midnight last Tuesday, two men were traveling in a black four-wheel drive through the Somali capital, Mogadishu. One was Fazul Abdullah … Continue reading

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Somali Piracy Or Somali Terrorists? The Solution lies Onshore

There has to be a third way. If the situation in Somalia is going to change then the only way is the third approach. The choices before young Men along the cost of Somalia cannot only be limited to two … Continue reading

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