Do extremists and terrorists separated by ideology and time period resemble one another? Are their backgrounds and biographical details comparable, or is variation the key theme? This blog summarizes a study that compared left-, right- and jihadist extremists and terrorists.
Rape, used as a “weapon of war”, is a tactic and practice for many purposes: to exert power, fulfill a political strategy, and foster group behavior/ military unity. Rape is not collateral damage, but rather an effective tool when employed systematically.
Katharina Krüsselmann of ISGA, Martin van der Meij from Europol, and Richard Martens from EMPACT Firearms/Zeeland-West-Brabant Police discuss the current landscape and future threat of 3D-printed firearms, and reflect on their co-organised conference in May 2022.
The EU has imposed financial sanctions on Poland for problems with judicial independence. The sanctions amount to more than €300 mill., and the sum continues to grow. How are the sanctions perceived by the Polish population? Are they considered justified and acceptable, and by whom?
Liselotte Welten and Tahir Abbas’ recent publication examines the nature and impact of Dutch counter-terrorism and counter-extremism policies and practices concerning Dutch Muslim communities. This blog goes over some of the significant problems raised by the findings within the Palgrave-Pivot book.
Europe is witnessing its first inter-state conflict since the conclusion of the Yugoslav wars. The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has not only affected the European peace and security architecture, but sanctions levied against Russia have had unprecedented effects are felt on global supply chains.