About: Jihadists

Two years after the Brussels attacks, the terrorist threat remains very real

Returning foreign fighters, along with home-grown radicals, are heightening concerns that further attacks could be afoot. Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek and Amanda Paul argue there is room to beef-up security measures without creating a “police state” and maintaining respect for individual rights and liberties.

Containment of Syria failed, Europe is paying the price

Russia is guaranteeing its strengthening in Syria while the West dithers. It is time for Europe to be both realistic and bold, writes Bassma Kodmani.

European jihadists: The continuation of a historical trend

Reports have circulated for months about the growing number of foreigners fighting alongside Islamists in places such as Libya and Syria. European authorities will intensify counterterrorism efforts, but preventing all attacks will not be easy, writes Stratfor.
Development Policy 19-04-2013

A shift in operations for Mali

As the mission in Mali shifts focus, the forces conducting the operations will shift with it, writes Statfor, a Texas-based global intelligence company.
Global Europe 18-01-2013

Mali insurgents prepare for a long fight

After the French intervention, the jihadists in Mali will have an opportunity to use their superior knowledge of the terrain, local indigenous militia relationships, and guerrilla tactics to inflict casualties on their enemies, writes Stratfor.