Individuals with known criminal histories are a surprisingly common feature of the current Syrian battlefield. While their motives may be a combination of redemption and opportunism, returnees in this mode pose a complicated threat picture for security services to process if they return.
Recent Western and Chinese media focus on terrorism in Xinjiang has diverted attention away from the greater threat that Beijing faces from its ethnic Uighur population: namely a repeat of the large-scale rioting that hit the regional capital of Urumqi in 2009.
The revelation that the Syrian conflict has perhaps claimed its first British suicide bomber poses urgent questions for the radical group he came from in the UK, and the threat from extremists radicalised over a long period of time.
On 27 September 2010, the international media reported of a planned co-ordinated attack in France, Germany and the UK. Dr Tobias Feakin, RUSI Director of National Security and Resilience gives his assessment
There are growing fears of a renewed terrorist threat to the controversial Commonwealth Games in India. The tournament presents a prize for an assortment of terrorist groups, chief amongst them the Indian Mujahadeen.
The threat from international terrorism is with us for a long time. This article illustrates that countering terrorism is an important issue, and not one limited to the intelligence agencies and the police.
The terrorist methodology includes both old and new means of attack. The importance of the conjunction of the old and the new is that there is a key role for combined endeavour to enhance defence and reduce public danger.