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May Today in Terrorism

May 6, 2007: Attack at UN school in Gaza Strip

On May 6, 2007 a clash broke out at a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip in which one person was killed and six wounded.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 4, 2005: Suicide bomber targets police recruits in Kurdistan

On May 4, 2005 a suicide bomber pretending to be a job seeker blew himself up outside a police recruiting center in Erbil killing at least 60 Kurds

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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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Quick Hits 162 – Why are jihadis so barbaric?

Have humans really gotten nicer and better at making war?

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April Today in Terrorism

April 23, 2016: ISIS assassination in Bangladesh

On April 23, 2016 ISIS killed a teacher in Bangladesh demonstrating just how much the terrorist group fears the liberating power of education

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Islamist terrorism is real but some responses to it are bad

States have a need and a duty to combat terrorism on their soil but this does not mean that every method of doing so is a good idea.

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Quick Hits 158 – Are we losing our ability to label terrorism accurately?

Terrorism has been around for a long time but we have been especially captivated by it since 9/11.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 12, 1985: Multiple terrorist groups claim attack on Madrid restaurant

On this day in 1985 a bomb exploded at at El Descanso-La Casa de las Costillas, a popular restaurant in Madrid, bringing the three-story building down on about 200 diners and employees.

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What can we actually ‘predict’ when it comes to terrorism?

Our obsession with future-casting on all matters, including terrorist trends, may be understandable but that does not make it viable.

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Quick Hits 156 – Is Africa the new “Jihadist central”?

It is becoming clearer that Africa is supplanting the traditional Asia as the locus of jihadi terrorism.