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COVID-19: How far can we go with closing the border?

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and governments are having a hard time keeping up with strategies to respond and react effectively to keep their citizenry safe. Some countries appeared to dismiss the seriousness of the virus for far too long (hello Trump administration), while others imposed what some felt were draconian measures (China, Singapore) […]

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Christchurch mosque shootings Today in Terrorism

March 15, 2019: Christchurch Mosque Shootings

On this day in 2019, Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant, carried out attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people.

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February 23, 2017 | White Nationalist shootings in Kansas

On this day in 2017, Adam Purinton shot two Indian men whom he had mistaken for Iranians, at a restaurant in Olathe, Kansas. He yelled “get out of my country” and “terrorist” before firing.

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January 24, 1975 | Bombing in New York City

Nationalist movements will resort to violence if some see it as advancing their cause. When it comes to colonial powers what comes to mind? I would imagine that you would first proffer countries like England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Even Italy had an overseas territory in the Horn of Africa and Libya. All […]

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January 20, 1980 | Bombing in Basque territory

‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’: this applies to terrorists too (and civilians in the wrong place at the wrong time).

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Far right shootings in Florence – December 12, 2011

With all the focus on jihadis it is important to monitor far right anti-immigrant violence.

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When is a terrorist not a terrorist: when he is a patriot?

Defining what is and what is not terrorism is not easy and we should stop pretending that it is.