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Has Africa become the ‘Dark Continent’ for terrorism?

Africa will most likely continue to be a hot bed of terrorism for many years to come with little hope of a resolution to this threat

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Top 10 dumbest terrorists of all time

Terrorists like to portray themselves as masterminds of violence. Some are pretty dumb.

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How does barring Islamist political parties from democracy help?

Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.

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Who would kill over a cartoon? Jihadis, that’s who

Terrorists are not known for their embrace of free speech. Their view of the world allows for absolutely no diversion from what they have decided is right…and wrong.

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Once a jihadi always a jihadi?

The only terrorist who cannot harm us is a dead one: derad programs are far from perfect

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Is all not well with the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence alliance?

Are the recent concerns about the state of the ‘5 eyes’ intelligence alliance justified? Take a breath folks, nothing to see here.

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What do the New Zealand stabbings tell us about terrorism?

In a world where everyone has concluded that the only threat to the West comes from the ‘far right’, a series of stabbings in New Zealand reminds us this is not 100% accurate.

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Why it is important not to miss the terrorist forest for the trees

When we discuss terrorism and the extent of its reach we really should ensure that numbers play an important part in our analysis

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Why it is so hard to decide what is – and what isn’t – terrorism

Terrorism is not as obvious as it may seem at times. Agreement on what is – and what isn’t – an act of terrorism can be quite difficult.

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Repeat after me: thou shall not kill!

Why is it that so many so-called ‘religious’ terrorists seem to ignore the very tenets against murder that their religions explicitly espouse?