• Strategic Comments

    The Barcelona terrorist attack

    31 August 2017. 

    A homegrown cell composed mainly of young men with no known terrorist connections perpetrated the 17 August terrorist attack in Barcelona and a linked operation in Cambrils, for which the Islamic State took credit. The cell leader's sophisticated approach to recruitment and the cell's considerable planning capabilities and dedication, combined with the Islamic State's determination to support out-of-area attacks, pose significant challenges to Spanish and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

  • IISS Voices

    Boko Haram’s cross-border attacks: tactical manoeuvring to mitigate weakness

    19 July 2017.  The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram has stepped up its cross-border operations, a survival tactic which may – as it has for other transnational groups – work to prevent organisational weaknesses and territorial losses from bringing about the group's downfall.

  • ACD Insight

    Boko Haram’s cross-border attacks: tactical manoeuvring to mitigate weakness

    19 July 2017.  The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram has stepped up its cross-border operations, a survival tactic which may – as it has for other transnational groups – work to prevent organisational weaknesses and territorial losses from bringing about the group's downfall.

  • Survival

    US Detention Policy Towards ISIS: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    17 July 2017.  The United States’ resort to torture in responding to past terrorist threats raises questions about how the country will deal with captured members of the Islamic State.

  • IISS Voices

    Deciphering the jihadist threat on Libya’s shifting sands

    05 July 2017.  With a possible collaboration between the Libyan branch of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups on the ground, the jihadist threat in Libya becomes even more amorphous.

  • ACD Insight

    Deciphering the jihadist threat on Libya’s shifting sands

    04 July 2017.  With a possible collaboration between the Libyan branch of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups on the ground, the jihadist threat in Libya becomes even more amorphous.

  • Events

    Confronting the 'silent killer' – Commander Chishty on policing violent extremism

    09 June 2017. 

    Discussion meeting
    Commander Mak Chishty QPM, Metropolitan Police Service
    Chaired by Nigel Inkster, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 9 June, 12.30-1.30pm BST

  • ACD Insight

    Islamist terror in Southeast Asia: the battle for Marawi

    06 June 2017.  Attempts to snatch a self-declared ISIS leader have descended into a battle for control of the Philippine city of Marawi. How strong is the militant presence in the region – and what are those militants’ ties to the global Jihadist movement?

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Ten: Responding to Intensifying Security Threats in the Sulu Zone

    02 June 2017. 

    The Security Predicament in the Southern Philippines; Kidnappings and Piracy; Transnational NSAG Networks and the Islamic State; Philippine Counter-Insurgency Operations; Regional Concerns Over Ungoverned Spaces; Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines Security Cooperation; Conclusion

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Islamist terror in Southeast Asia: the battle for Marawi

    02 June 2017.  Attempts to snatch a self-declared ISIS leader have descended into a battle for control of the Philippine city of Marawi. How strong is the militant presence in the region – and what are those militants’ ties to the global Jihadist movement?

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