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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.

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Does History blur the Lines when it comes to Far-Right Attacks and Terrorism?

The label “terrorism” is a highly subjective interpretation of violence, but what happens when the moral perception is not as clear cut? Do we make a difference for “one of us” compared to “one of them”? If so, does it affect whether or not a far-right political attack is labelled as terrorism? Yan St-Pierre discusses the historical perspective and perception of left, Islamic and far-right attacks.

Guest Post: Lebanon ≠ Hezbollah – Why the elections are no indicator for the group’s strength

Guest author Nauel Semaan shares her insights about the Lebanese elections, the local reactions and how change is difficult in a system designed for stability.