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ICT16 Keynotes

Find below comprehensive summaries of all ICT16 Conference events, analyzed and written by ICT researchers. 

Ms. Rukmini Callimachi – ICT16

15/09/2016 | by Callimachi, Rukmini

The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Ms. Callimachi reviewed ISIS' focus on the West, particularly Europe, and claimed that this focus is a result of both lost ground in the Middle East and an act of revenge. She discussed both thwarted plots and attacks that were carried out, highlighting ISIS' desire and ability to carry out attacks in Western countries.


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Mr. Gilles de Kerchove – ICT16

14/09/2016 | by de Kerchove, Gilles

The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Mr. de Kerchove discussed the threats the European Union is facing including homegrown terrorists, radicalized nationalists, direct attacks by ISIS, and ISIS cells already in the EU. He stated that the EU should promote more cooperation between law enforcement agencies both in the EU and outside of it, as well as develop preventative measures such as rehabilitation and education programs.   

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Mr. Pedro Serrano – ICT16

14/09/2016 | by Serrano, Pedro
The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Mr. Serrano reviewed the European Union's counter-terrorism efforts, noting that the EU identifies three areas of conflict: Eastern Ukraine, Iraq and Syria, and Libya. He stressed that these conflicts cannot be resolved only through military action and highlighted the importance of moderating actions such as cease-fires and peace talks.  
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Mr. Georges Fenech – ICT16

14/09/2016 | by Fenech, Georges (MP)

The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". MP Fenech described the issues plaguing the French security system, including the lack of coordination between agencies, a lack of communication between European countries and extreme civil liberties and freedoms. Fenech argued that some violations of such liberties are necessary in order to ensure security, and supported the idea of creating de-radicalization centers, as well as a special court and special detention centers for terrorists.


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Mr. Nicholas J. Rasmussen – ICT16

13/09/2016 | by Rasmussen, Nicholas J.

The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Mr. Rasmussen reviewed the threat landscape in the United States: the challenges, the successes, and the weak-points. He claimed the United States is succeeding in regards to intelligence and hard power. However, he noted that given terrorists' ability to adapt to security measures, the U.S. needs to change and evolve its security apparatus as well as to focus on homegrown extremism and radicalization.


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