Admiral James Stavridis
I had the privilege to speak at a recent TRENDS Symposium, alongside leading figures from the military, academic and policy world, and government. The gathering was superbly attended by leading figures from around the world, with a special emphasis on the Gulf region. The conversations were mature, clear-eyed, and highly productive as we assessed the threats generated by violent extremism and discussed potential solutions over the course of the very professionally conducted event. I look forward to future TRENDS events dealing with key global issues, and highly endorse their approach.
– Admiral James Stavridis, 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO 2009-2013 and current Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Constructions of Terrorism
Four Arab states have imposed a range of unilateral measures on Qatar in response to that country’s support for terrorist groups and for allowing the funding of terrorist organizations to take place on its territory. For years, Qatar has been known to provide sanctuary, material and financial support to...
Asia & the Pacific
Cities across Europe remain under siege from recent terrorist events fuelled by the extremist ideology espoused by Daesh. The UK has witnessed four terror attacks in as many months, three of them occurring in London, including incidents outside the Finsbury Park Mosque, on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. The...
On 7 June, ISIS/Daesh carried out attacks in Tehran, targeting the Iranian parliament and the burial shrine of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhallah Khomeini. These attacks mark a major turning point in Iran’s internal struggle with terrorism and militancy. The dual terror attacks also underscore the evolution of...
Asia & the Pacific
This Insight in the TRENDS Terrorism Futures Series focuses on the heightened concerns expressed over the smuggling of explosives hidden in laptops by Al Qaeda, and now Islamic State/Daesh, operatives for civil aviation bombing purposes. It will provide an overview of ongoing radical Islamist airliner explosive device targeting approaches...