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Deradicalisation: French Prisons “Finishing School” for Terrorism.

Deradicalisation:  French Prisons “Finishing School” for Terrorism.

Over the past few weeks, the prison at Osny has become a testing ground for France’s most controversial new plan to combat Islamic radicalisation. In February a “dedicated unit” opened…

Foreign Policy Research: on Terrorism in Europe, this is the tip of the iceberg.

Foreign Policy Research: on Terrorism in Europe, this is the tip of the iceberg.

The failure to detect and interdict the Brussel´s and Paris attacks in November seemed to point to a problem of capacity. European countries seems to have far too many terrorism suspects…

Paris: logistics of the massacres, bomb methods, internet use and boxes of phones.

Paris: logistics of the massacres, bomb methods, internet use and boxes of phones.

Investigators found crates’ worth of disposable cellphones, used and discarded after being meticulously scoured of email data. All around Paris, they found traces of consistent and improved bomb-making materials. And…

French President visits Uruguay, supporting free trade between Mercosur and the EU.

French President visits Uruguay, supporting free trade between Mercosur and the EU.

MONTEVIDEO – The President of the Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez,  welcomed his French counterpart Francois Hollande in the presidential home residence of Suarez and Reyes, where they reiterated…

Around 5,000 ISIS terrorists in Europe, acc to EUROPOL.

Around 5,000 ISIS terrorists in Europe, acc to EUROPOL.

Up to 5,000 jihadists are feared to be in Europe after returning from terrorist training camps, the head of Europol has said. Rob Wainwright, director of the EU-wide law enforcement…

Anti-terror intelligence sharing in Europe is proving a struggle.

Anti-terror intelligence sharing in Europe is proving a struggle.

The Paris attacks in November appeared to show that jihadists could seemingly move freely across borders while the information required to stop them did not. But improving intelligence sharing in…

European Union EU needs to boost intelligence cooperation across borders

European Union EU needs to boost intelligence cooperation across borders

The European Union EU needs to boost intelligence cooperation across borders. As an institution, it isn’t currently engaged in intelligence activities. So far this has been the sole preserve of…

Paris: between war and peace

Paris: between war and peace

  by Alejandro Ronard Alem.-  After 3 days of mourning and national tribute to the 130 victims of the terrorist attacks of 13 November in Paris; and while in hospital around 320 wounded…

France: the pain of the people and the government’s determination.

France: the pain of the people and the government’s determination.

    by Alejandro Ronard Alem. - Given the bloody events of the 13th of November in Paris, French President F. Hollande declares a state of emergency throughout the country.  This  allows police…

Counter radicalization methods & checklist to recognize the signs: the Australian case.

Counter radicalization methods & checklist to recognize the signs: the Australian case.

Short news by Victor Bjorgan.- It has been demonstrated that a number of intervention strategies already employed for at-risk youth can also be applied to those vulnerable to radicalisation. These…