Terrorism today is not necessarily committed by foreigners. From San Bernardino to Baghdad, we are seeing the rapid growth of HVE as the most serious type of terrorist threat.
Security Debrief contributor Erroll Southers writes in The Hill about the terrorist attack in Nice and what it reveals about the rising homegrown violent extremist threat in France and around the world.
Einstein said the definition of insanity is repeating the same action repeatedly while expecting a different result. The latest Israeli demand for direct negotiations with Palestinian counterparts has been tried before and should it materialize again, it will most likely fail. This owes to misaligned approach to conflict resolution.
Daesh has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport and metro. There’s been rosy talk lately about how Daesh is losing, but they’re not. Every terrorist attack feeds a cycle of extremism and violence, and those fighting Daesh are not doing enough to break it.
New app platforms based in financial technology (FinTech) might be the next vulnerability for Counter-Terrorism Financing.
There are still many questions that remain to be answered about the Paris terrorist attacks, but so long as there is an internal struggle within Islam and countries where Islamists are fighting each other, we have to expect more events like what was seen in Paris.
By Dr. Doron Pely
Looking at the recent wave of attacks in Israel, one of the most prominent common denominators is that most perpetrators were not affiliated with an organized group and they chose their targets on the basis of “Target of Most Loathing” criteria.