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The Counterterrorism Foundation Board, publishers March 11, But it also did not provide much of an obvious pattern. Libya had, by far the highest unemployment while Tunisia and Egypt although this seems low were more towards the middle of the pack.
Tunisia has one of the highest median ages, while Egypt and Libya are again in the middle. In short, the graphic does not point to an obvious next domino, although it does indicate that almost everyone in the region is a possible candidate.
But knowing that the nations in the Middle East are ripe for turmoil is hardly news, but the critical questions are when, where, and why. To model that problem requires a lot more variables. In one of my own efforts to model terrorist group behavior I cited Tolstoy who stated: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
The same goes for troubles nations and is there any other kind. March 10, By Matthew Levitt Initially slow to react to the string of Jasmine revolutions rocking the Middle East and North Africa, the Obama administration is now proactively engaged in policy and analytical reassessments to determine how to respond to various contingencies arising from the new political horizon rising across the region.
One such internal assessment, completed in mid-February, focused on differences between various types of Islamist movements that promote Islamic law in government. Such a review is timely, commendable, and appears to be asking some of the right questions.
That, however, is no guarantee it will reach the right conclusions.
To be sure, significant ideological differences separate al-Qaeda from the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood, not the least of which is the sharp contrast between al-Qaeda's distaste for national boundaries in it quest for an Islamic Caliphate and the Muslim Brotherhood's ability to mold its Islamist ideology to the specific nationalist contexts of each country in which it is present.
And yet, the Brotherhood's Islamist, illiberal ideology includes tenets that raise significant questions about its qualifications as a partner in the democratic process. The threshold for partnership cannot simply be that a group is not quite as extreme or violent as al-Qaeda.
The full article is available here March 6, The Future of British and U. Counterradicalization Strategies By Matthew Levitt Radicalization lies at the intersection of grievance and ideology.
However, grievances are ever-present and very few individuals choose to act upon them. Ideology, on the other hand, offers a blueprint for action that mobilizes potential terrorists. A key criticism of the British Prevent strategy has focused on its failure to recognize the importance of ideology in the radicalization process, as evidenced by partnerships with nonviolent Islamist organizations.
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(May ) (Learn how . Terrorism, by definition, is a crime in Western nations like Canada, the US, and the UK, but it appears to warrant responses that exceed the usual size and scope of domestic criminal law, wherein terrorism often involves international groups that are too large and dangerous to be pursued by domestic law enforcement personnel.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
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Our multimedia service, through this new integrated single platform, updates throughout the day, in text, audio and video – also making use of quality images and other media from across the UN system. The nature of this form of political conflict has changed over time, though, developing from domestic activities to regional and international events.
Because of this, terrorism has become an experience shared by many individuals, organizations, and states. Nowadays, global terrorism has become a severe actuality in society.