Month: June 2021

Newsletter 28 May 2021 No 12

This week’s CTCB State of Play Newsletter No.12 provides a snapshot of Japan for use in considering contemporary challenges. This includes left-right/West-Not ideological polarisation, mass shootings, incels, frenzy for isolation & censorship, and the politicised radicalisation of religious figures and materials. Theme 1 covers the case of author Yukio Mishima, storming a demilitarised base to …

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Commentary Crisis24 Domestic Violent Extremism

Technological Enablement – Terrorists do not require hierarchies or authority to function lethally. Wider span of potential attackers, including teenagers. Rising unpredictability of violent extremist acts and challenge for law enforcement and security apparatus to counter. From the Left less danger, presently more along the lines of reactive activists. They deliberately avoid fatalities in bombings, …

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Why America’s Trillion-Dollar War on Terrorism Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram. Foreign Policy.

Excerpt: In April 2014, the hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons was on a yacht cruising in the Caribbean when he tweeted about the 276 girls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram from a secondary school in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria. The hashtag he copied lit a matchstick that inflamed the world. Politicians and celebrities followed suit …

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France to start using algorithms to detect terrorists — but are algorithms that good? ZME Science.

Excerpt: Extremists “are using less and less phone lines and more and more internet connections,” said French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin at a recent press conference. It makes a lot of sense: for one, everyone’s using less phone lines and more internet connections, and in addition, internet conversations can be harder to track down than …

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Pascrell and Katko Leads Effort to Double Nonprofit Security Grant Funding. Insider New Jersey.

Excerpt: “The NSGP supports critical security investments, such as physical security enhancements, emergency preparedness planning, training and exercises, and enhanced engagement and collaboration between public and private community representatives as well as their state and local homeland security and emergency management government agencies,” the Members wrote. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recommended these …

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Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan: Is China in its Crosshairs? Jamestown Foundation.

Excerpt: “On April 21, a car packed with explosives detonated in the parking lot of the Serena Hotel in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province. Five people were killed and another twelve were injured in the attack (Dawn, April 21). Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion (The News, April 23). …

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Europe’s most bombed hotel: The Europa Hotel in Belfast | War Hotels. Al Jazeera.

Excerpt: “For three decades the Europa Hotel in Belfast hosted more journalists than tourists, survived 33 bombings by the Provisional Irish Republican Army and held the dubious honour of being Europe’s most bombed hotel. It was both a target and a reporters’ refuge during the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, 80s and …

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Technical assistance in implementing the international conventions and protocols related to terrorism – Report of the Secretary-General (E/CN.15/2021/5). United Nations

Excerpt: “The present report reviews the progress made in 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in supporting Member States in becoming party to and implementing the international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism, as well as in implementing relevant United Nations resolutions. The report also highlights key achievements of the Office …

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Why video analytics, reopening measures and sustainability are driving interoperability demand in security. IFSEC Global.

Excerpt: “The past year has seen the normally conservative security industry pivot to be at the forefront of technology used to mitigate COVID-19 risks. The implementation of new use cases such as occupancy management, automated visitor management and touchless access control have increased in demand – which in turn has increased the need for interoperability …

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