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Single EU Border and Coast Guard Proposed to Address Security Threats

On December 15, the European Commission unveiled plans for a single, EU-wide Border and Coast Guard. The Commission’s proposal comes in response to the roughly 1.5 million refugees who crossed into the European Union “illegally” in 2015, an...

U.K. Review Raises Concerns about Operations of Muslim Brotherhood

In December, the United Kingdom published long-awaited findings from its internal review of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology and activities. Prime Minister David Cameron had commissioned this review in early 2014 to better understand the origins and...

New Year’s Eve Attacks in Cologne Threaten EU Support for Refugees

On New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, a group of some 1,000 young men congregated outside the city’s main railway station near the Cologne Cathedral and systematically began to physically and sexually assault women.

EU Internet Forum Seeks to Prevent Terrorist Domination of Social Media Platforms

In response to the growing imperative across Europe to counter violent extremism and prevent radicalisation, the European Union (EU) has launched an initiative designed to improve its ability to fight online recruitment and radicalisation by...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

The current stage demands that we exhaust the enemy until it whines and moans due to economic and military bleeding. It is in this context that the operations outside the theatre in which the enemy expects us to strike, operations on enemy soil and beyond enemy lines becomes evident.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader of al-Qaeda Sept. 11, 2021
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