Tagged: Terrorism

Terrorism Alert or High Terrorist Threat Level

In Focus: Terrorist Manifestos

New In Focus now available on Terrorist Manifestos. A collection of resources that focuses on terrorists’ use of detailed manifestos, which “outline ideology, motivation, and tactical choices” for their violent attacks (ICCT). The list includes analyses of the current use of manifestos in extreme-right and white supremacist ideologies, the impacts of...

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Imitators or Innovators? Comparing Salafi-Jihadist and White Supremacist Attack Planning in the United States

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University released a report titled “Imitators or Innovators? Comparing Salafi-Jihadist and White Supremacist Attack Planning in the United States,” by Bennett Clifford and Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens. This report draws a comparison between two extremist groups: white supremacists and Salafi-jihadists. While literature on the matter...

Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group take part in a military parade during a condolences ceremony for the movement's former leader Ramadan Shalah in the Gaza Strip, on June 8, 2020.

Analyzing Offline Versus Online Radicalisation

Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET) has released Offline Versus Online Radicalisation: Which is the Bigger Threat? Tracing Outcomes of 439 Jihadist Terrorists Between 2014–2021 in 8 Western Countries. Social media and online platforms have made terrorist-group materials increasingly accessible.  Governments and the general public worldwide are continuously more...

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Examination of U.S. Capitol Police’s Physical Security Efforts for January 6

The U.S. Capitol Police is responsible for protecting the members of Congress, as well as all staff, facilities, and visitors. However, on January 6, 2021, thousands of protestors surrounded the U.S. Capitol, where they attacked and injured several law enforcement officers and eventually breached the building. In light of those...

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National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their most recent National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin, published on February 7, 2022.  This bulletin, set to expire on June 7, 2022, summarizes current terrorist threats that are being monitored and for which our nation is currently most at risk.  The current following...

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National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their most recent National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin. The bulletin allows DHS to communicate to the American public about heightened risks of terrorist threats, and how DHS is responding. This update is especially timely, as we are approaching “several religious holidays and associated...

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Terrorist Assets Report 2020

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is the lead U.S. government agency responsible for administering economic sanctions designed to combat terrorism. These sanctions entail the blocking of assets in order to target international terrorist organizations and their supporters. OFAC has released its Twenty-ninth Annual Report...

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The Boogaloo Movement: 2019-2021

The “Boogaloo Bois/Boys” are a group of anti-government extremists, rooted in anti-authority and anti-police ideology. The Boogaloo movement arose in 2019, gaining increased attention in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and for their response to COVID-19 lockdown measures. The...