Tagged: Counter-terrorism

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DHS Releases Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence: Public Action Plan

In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) outlining the Department’s approach to address increasing threats of targeted violence and terrorism. Now in September 2020, they have released the corresponding Public Action Plan which represents the public...

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The Thin Line Between Real and Deep Fake

In a new study from the Counter Extremism Project, Drs. Hany Farid and Hans-Jakob Schindler tackle the issue of deep fakes, defined in the report as “videos manipulated by artificial intelligence (AI) misused for political manipulation.” The alteration of photos and videos can be simplistic, or sophisticated, but both can have...

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American Extremism: White Supremacists

The Counter Extremism Project‘s (CEP) report on White Supremacy Groups in the United States is an expansive list of the different types of racial elitist groups operating in the U.S. since the inception of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in 1865. The report identifies 199 known white supremacist groups, separated...

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Threat of Muslim-American Terrorism Remains Low

The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy released the eleventh annual report on Muslim-American Involvement with Violent Extremism, 2001-2019. Each year, the reports cover data on Muslim-American terrorism suspects and perpetrators in relation to previous years. In 2019, the report indicates...

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Remembering September 11, 2001

As Americans commemorate 9/11 attacks, the nation is continuing to grapple with the consequences of the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Eighteen years have passed since the event brought an unprecedented breadth of research on terrorism, culminating in significant policy and legislative changes that continue to shape the U.S....

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Cryptocurrencies as a Means of Funding Terrorism

The RAND Corporation recently released a publication examining the possibility of terrorists using cryptocurrencies to fund their organizations. Titled “Terrorist Use of Cryptocurrencies: Technical and Organizational Barriers and Future Threats,” the report focuses on two key questions. The first is understanding to what extent terrorist organizations are currently using—or not...

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Homeland Security Against Illicit Terrorist Travel

The House Homeland Security Committee Majority Staff released a report exposing threats posed by terrorists, also known as Special Interest Aliens (SIAs), traveling to the United States from a country identified as having possible or established links to terrorism. The report examines ways to prevent these individuals from getting access to...