Compounded by the tensions between Russia, Europe, and the United States as well as by France’s waning influence in the Sahel in West Africa, Wagner became an unexpected leverage asset for West African countries and another Russian sanctions’ target for the EU and the United States.
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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 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)
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.