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04/07/2018
ESISC and WSIC: transatlantic cooperation for two think-tanks
ESISC, based for the past 16 years in Brussels, the European capital, is pleased to announce it reached an agreement with the Washington Strategic Intelligence Center (WSIC), a new American think-tank based in McLean (Virginia, USA).
13/06/2016
Orlando: Winning 'DIY' terrorism strategy is applied by Islamic State
On the night between June 12 and June 13, at least 50 people were killed and 53 more injured in a shooting, carried out by a lone attacker against a night club of the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida. The man, who claimed his allegiance to Islamic State, was shot dead by police. The first elements on the incident allow to draw a provisory profile of the man responsible for the worst mass shooting in US history and the deadliest terror attack committed on US soil since September 11, 2001. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State, will for sure have an impact on the "positioning" of the United States in the Syrian crisis.
17/12/2015
San Bernardino shooting highlights security challenges posed by 'lone wolf' attacks
The mass shooting in San Bernardino on December 2, 2015, once again launched criticisms of the competency of security infrastructure in tracking “lone wolf” terrorist plots. Though it is possible attackers discussed jihadist leaning privately online before the shooting, the trail they left was so small-scale as to be negligible, and was undetected by authorities until after the fact. Faced with “lone wolf” attacks that are difficult to detect and even harder to prevent, security officials face the increasingly vital question of how to successfully counter individually orchestrated and perpetrated attacks.
12/12/2014
Conséquences pour la sécurité des intérêts américains à l’étranger
Suite à la présentation mardi dernier au Congrès de la version publique du rapport de la Commission sénatoriale du renseignement sur les techniques d’interrogatoire de la CIA dans le cadre de la lutte anti-terroriste, les autorités américaines ont relevé leur niveau d’alerte pour protéger leurs installations militaires et diplomatiques à travers le monde.
03/11/2014
The United Nations warn about unprecedented level of Jihadi recruitment
On Friday October 31, the British daily newspaper “The Guardian” revealed passages of an un-published report from the UN Security Council’s committee in charge of monitoring the activities of Al-Qaeda...
19/09/2014
Anti-IS coalition takes shapes despite huge number of uncertainties on the ground
According to a statement issued by the press service of the Elysée Palace, French fighter jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State (IS – referred as “Daech”) positions in northern Iraq, early in the morning on Friday September 19. French media sources later reported that the operation was conducted by at least two Rafale aircrafts stationed in the Al Dhafra Air Base, near Abu Dhabi.
09/04/2014
Will the Crimean crisis reinvigorate transatlantic security?
Since the end of the Cold War the two sides of the Atlantic have been gone through an identity crisis, similar to that experienced by NATO...
27/11/2013
Iran: The reactions to the interim nuclear agreement
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, the 5+1 negotiator group (the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) reached an interim nuclear agreement with Iran. [...]
15/11/2013
Syria: Free Syrian Army set conditions to participate in Geneva II peace talks
On Monday, November 11th, 2013, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) set its conditions to participate to the Geneva II Middle East Peace Conference (hereinafter Geneva II), which is expected to take place by the end of the year. With all parties now declaring their willingness to take part to the Conference, several issues have still to be solved by sherpas before its beginning. [...]
07/11/2013
The Morsi Trial: a Geopolitical Perspective
On Monday, November 4, 2013, Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi rejected the authority of the court due to try him and 14 other officials for their alleged involvement in the death of protesters demonstrating outside Cairo’s presidential palace last December.[...]
23/10/2013
Washington and Islamabad to restart the strategic dialogue
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the US President Barack Obama will meet with the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review bilateral relations between their two countries. Several issues are expected to be addressed during the important meeting, which should mark a new beginning after years of strained relations. [...]
06/08/2013
What is the real threat posed by "Jihadist hackers"?
Latest reports on cyber incidents highlight the increasing prevalence of what we can call “Jihadist hacking”, meaning that states will need to “rearm” themselves and make determinant choices in the face of this slowly but surely growing cyber threat.
23/04/2013
The Tsarnaev brothers seen through the social media and the Islamists websites: welcome in a paranoid (and anti-Western) world
Since the identification of the Tsarnaev Brothers as the main (and probably the only) responsibles for the attacks in Boston, thousands of messages of support flourished on the social networks as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.
19/04/2013
Boston attacks [update] state of the play at 01:30 pm GMT and first profiles of the two suspects
It is confirmed that the incidents in MTI and Watertown, last night and early this morning were all linked to Monday’s terrorist attacks.
19/04/2013
Boston attacks and MIT incident updates
Here is the last “state of the play” of the Boston attack investigation and the MIT Incident.
16/04/2013
What we know on Boston attacks: a first assessment
Around 02:50 PM (06:50 PM GMT), Monday, a loud explosion was heard on the north side of Boylon street, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
23/01/2013
La Cosa Nostra continuing presence in waste-disposal business industry in New York City
FBI considers the Italian Mafia, also known as La Cosa Nostra (LCN) in the United States, “the foremost organized criminal threat to American society”(...)
26/09/2012
How did America react to the attack in Benghazi?
The dissemination on Youtube of extracts of the Arab language version of the polemical film “Innocence of Muslims” set off (...)
26/09/2012
Quelles réactions américaines après l'attaque de Benghazi ?
La diffusion sur Youtube d’extraits traduits en arabe du film polémique « Innocence of Muslims » a provoqué une flambée (...)
17/10/2011
The Haqqani network: assessment of a multipolar strategy
In recent weeks the United States (U.S.) and Pakistan relations have reached another low point since the operation (...)
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