ICT’s Research and Publications include short analyses and in-depth publications on a wide variety of topics including: terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, radicalization process, cyber-terrorism, reviews from Jihadi Websites and insights from our database.
This report examines Islamic radicalization in Massachusetts by applying an integrated analysis of the state’s multi-faceted Muslim community. Given the historic and continued commitment to religious freedom in Massachusetts, instances of radicalization within the state are a unique phenomenon.
Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) is a vital component of the fight against global terrorism and requires an internationally coordinated approach. Although there have been major developments by the international community through the UN and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as well as regional organizations to enhance cooperation, results have been underwhelming and a strong international regime to combat the financing of terror has yet to emerge. This article provides an overview of post 9/11 international and regional cooperation efforts to counter terrorist financing and an assessment of those efforts. In order to truly improve international cooperation in the field of CTF and to effectively weaken terrorist financing networks, challenges must be identified and addressed and global strategies must be adjusted to suit the needs and capacities of the international community.
On May 2, 2011 American special forces killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout in Pakistan but the war of France against Al Qaeda and mainly its branch in North Africa (AQIM) is not over. France joined other allies of the United States in hailing the death of Osama bin Laden but its relief at the terrorist's death was mixed with concern for French hostages held by al-Qaeda and other radical Islamic organizations.
This overview deals with the terrorist and kidnapping activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.