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Eye on Extremism: August 10, 2020

“The nexus between terrorism and organized crime took centre stage in the Security Council on Thursday, with experts raising fresh concerns over opportunistic alliances emerging among belligerents who share a hostility towards national authorities, and seek to exploit vulnerabilities created...
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Eye on Extremism: August 7, 2020

“The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has called Iran “the world’s No. 1 sponsor of terrorism,” a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States plans to hold a UN Security Council vote next week to extend an arms embargo against Iran. Ambassador Kelly...
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Eye on Extremism: August 6, 2020

“The U.S. designation last week of a new Turkey-based member of the notorious Rawi Network for allegedly facilitating money transfers to the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has raised fresh concerns among observers that jihadists continue to use Turkey to fund their activities in Syria. The Rawi...
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ISIS, Al-Qaeda Threaten Afghan Peace Process

A recent surge in attacks by ISIS and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in Afghanistan is demonstrating to western and Afghan forces that the terror groups remain a formidable threat to peace and security in the region. These mounting challenges were on display last week after ISIS mounted a day-long guerilla assault on a Jalalabad prison that allowed 400 prisoners to escape. The recent swell of violence is disproving the notion that the presence of terror groups in Afghanistan is deteriorating.
"'At the moment, it appears that NSO is very much a new generation of AWD, as the new group is led by AWD leadership that was not arrested,' said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a research analyst at the Counter Extremism Project, a U.S.-based terrorism watchdog. 'It was a matter of time...
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Tech & Terrorism: Christchurch Shooter Expected To Receive Life Sentence

Brenton Tarrant, the notorious Australian white supremacist who carried out the 2019 Christchurch mosque terror attacks that killed 51 people in New Zealand, is expected to be sentenced to life in prison later this month—the first life sentence to ever be handed down in the nation’s modern history. Tarrant livestreamed his attack on Facebook before it spread to other sites on the Internet. Video of the attack was reuploaded millions of times across the entire Internet. On Facebook alone, it was reuploaded 1.5 million times.
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Eye on Extremism: August 5, 2020

“Politics is usually about compromise, so we should savor those rare policy decisions for which every consideration—justice, morality, practicality—is neatly aligned. The Trump administration has a chance this week to reverse itself and get one such decision right. There are...

CEP Senior Director Hans-Jakob Schindler on BBC Newshour


On August 4, 2020, CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler spoke on BBC Newshour about the complicated task of repatriating children of ISIS members, some of whose parents are dead and others whose mothers are considered a security risk. 

According to Dr. Schindler, there are...