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Terrorism and COVID-19: Validation and Opportunity?

In this article, Yan St-Pierre offers an overview how COVID-19 is perceived as both validation & opportunity for ideological & religious terrorist organisations & extremists, and how the current situation will likely nudge borderline terrorists to act.


The Assassination of Walter Lübcke: A Murder Years in the Making

The assassination of German politician Walter Lübcke, allegedly by a far right extremist, surprised many German politicians, who appear to have suddenly become aware of the threat far right terrorism represents. Yan St-Pierre discusses, why the climate of fear and extremism has been decades in the making. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Frank Vincentz, CC BY-SA 3.0)


Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka: Assessing the Response to the Threat and the Attacks

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, nine suicide bombers launched their attacks on nine different targets in Sri Lanka. For this article, Yan St-Pierre focuses on the government’s and security officals’ response to the early warning intelligence and their public relations management after the attack.


The territorial expansion of violence in the Sahel: Strategic planning or adapting to changing economic needs?

It appears the security situation in Burkina Faso has become a good indicator of the expansion and tendencies of terrorist activities. In this post, Yan St-Pierre discusses the tactics behind a re-routing of smuggling routes in the Sahel region.