Tag Archives: Al-Qaeda

Our Scariest Terrorism Risk – Spread of the Terrorist Threat

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What has been striking in the more exposed regions of the world is the speed, fluidity and spread of threats to people. In Mexico and Venezuela, for example, we have noted a continued increase in ‘express kidnaps’ in which local … Continue reading →

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Extremism on the Coat Tails of I.S.

Since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration of a Caliphate in Syria and Iraq on 29 June 2014, numerous jihadist organisations around the world have declared fealty, invigorated by a combination of: The oxygen of publicity (amplified by social media) Association with … Continue reading →

Al-Shabab, Kenya and the Implications for Security in East Africa

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Any backlash from the recent Nairobi Westgate shopping mall attack may further polarise the Christian and Muslim populations in the region, creating fertile recruiting grounds and a more potent al-Shabab group. Continue reading →

5 Financial Services Stories You May Have Missed – And Revenge of the CDOs

5 Financial Services Stories You May Have Missed This Week: Citibank, ETFs, bankTRANSFERday, Al-Qaida -- and the SEC's other shoe Continue reading →