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Perspectives

Why the death of a terrorist group leader may not be as big as it seems

Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.

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Are we REALLY seeing the end of global Islamist terrorism?

Reports that global Islamist terrorism is on the wane are inaccurate and dangerous: we have to keep our eye on this international security threat

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April Today in Terrorism

April 21, 2004: Suicide bomber hits police building in Saudi Arabia

On this day in 2004, a suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at the gates of a government building in Riyadh killing five and wounding 148.

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Why we need to be careful in declaring an end to terrorism

Terrorism is really hard to defeat. Governments often announce ‘victory’ over terrorist entities to sound positive, but these pronouncements are usually hollow.

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Quick Hits Right-wing extremism

Quick Hits 136 – Yes, the Canadian terrorist listing process is political and it is not necessary

Canada labels the Proud Boys, other neo-Nazi groups as terrorists.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 29, 2008: Suicide bombing in Algeria

On this day in 2008 a car bomb attack on a police station killed two people and wounded 23 in Thenia, a town east of Algiers

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A dead terrorist is a good terrorist, especially when another terrorist kills him

When terrorists kill terrorists it is a good day (provided that innocent civilians do not also die in the process). One less terrorist to worry about is a good thing.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 29, 1992: Bombing of hotels in Aden

On this day in 1992 Al Qaeda was behind the bombing of a Movenpick Hotel in Aden, Yemen that killed a tourist and an employee.

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Why Islamist extremists hate democracy so much

One sure sign that someone is become radicalised, perhaps violently so, is their rejection of democracy.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 26, 2004: Three German soldiers injured by Taliban bombing in Afghanistan

Three German soldiers serving with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan were wounded by a Taliban bomb in November 2004.