General Peter Pace
I enjoyed participating in a recent TRENDS Research & Advisory symposium on the future security of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The symposium was well organized, and covered important issues in a constructive, straightforward manner. I look forward to additional opportunities to support TRENDS in their efforts to make a valuable contribution to the research and dialog on issues in the Gulf region.
– General Peter Pace, US Marine Corps – Retired, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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...