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US, Kenya launch first overseas Joint Terrorism Task Force

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The United States Department of State and Federal Bureau of Investigation have partnered together to assist Kenya in creating the first Joint Terrorism Task...

ISS: Has counter-terrorism become a profitable business in Nigeria?

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Despite massive expenditure by the Nigerian government over the past decade, counter-terrorism operations by security forces have achieved limited success and the country is...

ISS: Counter-terrorism in Africa needs private sector involvement

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Africa’s private sector can play an important role in counter-terrorism. United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2396 is one of several UN initiatives guiding...

ISS: West Africa doesn’t need another counter-terrorism force

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On 14 September, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso....

New technologies aid fight against global terrorism

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Terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them,...

ISS: Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa’s coastal...

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Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over...

New US counter-terrorism focus on Iran and proxies

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The Trump administration is giving greater priority to Iran and radical groups it backs in a new US counter-terrorism strategy document that...

ISIL continues to pose a serious challenge worldwide – UN counter-terror...

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Despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and continues its...

A new corps of dedicated African counter-terrorism experts

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The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is assisting African police to understand and combat terrorism on the continent and to investigate and...

ISS: Religion and ethnicity are not indicators of extremism

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Counter-terrorism strategies aim to disrupt activities of violent extremist groups and limit the spread of violent ideologies. Recent ISS research, supported by...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...