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Terrorism and COVID-19: Vindication and Opportunity?

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

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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.

Questions et réponses entourant l’attaque terroriste de Trèbes

L’attaque terroriste de Trèbes, en France le 23 mars, a « réanimé » le spectre de la menace de Dae’ch en Europe. Afin de clarifier certaines informations diffusées, Yan St-Pierre répond dans ce texte à quelques questions qui lui ont été posées dans la foulée de l’attaque.