Since 2013, over 50,000 foreign affiliates or foreign fighters travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from at least 83 countries, according to last year’s Global Terrorism Index. As the conflict
The 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) shows that the total number of deaths from terrorism declined for the fifth consecutive year, from 33,438 people killed in 2014 to 13,826 in 2019. The GTI, an annual report published today by the
After the terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001, the George W Bush administration declared a ‘War on Terror’, and with that the establishment of Guantanamo Bay: a place for the US authorities to hold people perceived to
The 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) shows that since 2014 the number of deaths due to acts of terrorism has declined consecutively from 33,555 to 15,952, dropping by over 50%. The Index is released annually by the Institute for Economics
With inter-communal tensions and weakened domestic armies, Africa’s Sahel region is facing an increasing threat of terrorism and instability. The conflict has persisted for more than half a decade, but the security breakdown has recently worsened. Militant groups have taken control
Women are generally perceived as victims of violent extremism, terrorism, and armed-conflicts. This is largely true whenever women are forced to join violent groups or are abused in various ways in conflict and post-conflict zones. Here violence against women multiplies
What we are seeing in Europe is a consequence of the destabilization of the Middle East by the West that in turn has led to an acute destabilization of the West through the influx of refugees from the Middle East.