SharePaolo Zucconi email@example.com Research Fellow Global Center for Security Studies Boko Haram (BH) remains today a major threat for Nigeria’s, Chad’s, Niger’s and Cameroon’s stability and security. One of the most critical issues is its decentralized structure and resilience to attempts to eradicate it from the society. The group is currently led by Abubakar Shekau and has a dual-nature. It is hierarchically structured, but it also consists of cells and sub-groups able to act autonomously. The Shura Council is the top management, but most of BH’s operations are conducted autonomously – i.e. propaganda, recruitment. Thanks to BH senior leader Mamman … Continue reading Chad, An Evolving Dramatic Context of Insurgency and Poverty
ShareGC4SS’ senior expert Dr. Niyazi Ekici gave a seminar on Terrorism together with Professor Dean C. Alexander at Western Illinois University, USA on 22nd of February 2019. The event gain outstanding interest from Western Illinois University students and faculty. Dr. Ekici and Professor Alexander are researching homegrown radicalisation in the US. Details of the seminar could be found in The Western Courier. Just one click away. Our experts will continue to organize and appear such events. Continue reading Event: Seminar on Radicalisation of Terrorists
ShareThis interview was conducted by Dr. Niyazi Ekici who is a Senior Expert at GC4SS GCSS’interview series continue with Professor Dean C. Alexander who is the Director of Homeland Security Research Program and Professor at the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University. Since publishing on terrorism in 1991, He has published several other books on the topic, including: The Islamic State: Combating the Caliphate Without Borders (Lexington, 2015), Business Confronts Terrorism: Risks and Responses (University of Wisconsin, 2004), and Terrorism and Business: The Impact of September 11, 2001 (Transnational, 2002). He has also trained law enforcement and military … Continue reading Family Terror Networks: An Interview with Dean C. Alexander
ShareHarun Basli firstname.lastname@example.org Expert Global Center for Security Studies Trump, who has opposed to the Iranian regime since his election campaign, has taken concrete steps by withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’, after the election. According to the latest statements from his national security team, it is understood that Trump will further put pressure on the Iranian regime by expanding the US sanctions with the aim of a possible regime change at the end. In this context, as Trump’s personal attorney, the participation of the former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the … Continue reading Is It People’s Mujahideen or Hypocrite?
ShareHakan Cem Cetin, PhD email@example.com Senior Expert Global Center for Security Studies The Syrian civil war which has been going on for seven years seems to be near its end. Since the not-much expected Russian involvement in 2015, the course of the war has changed dramatically for the Syrian President Besser al-Assad as well as rebels fighting against the Assad regime. With this last-minute Russian help, President Assad has come back from the brink of a total collapse and gained an upper hand over its adversaries. Such that, he now controls three quarters of the country, excluding only the Idlib … Continue reading Syria: What is Next?
ShareAhmet CELIK, PhD Hakan Cem Cetin, PhD Senior Experts Global Center for Security Studies An article, published in the French daily Le Parisian on April 21, has once again kindled a clash between the West and the East. Titled as “Manifesto against the new anti-Semitism“, the article was written by Philippe Val, a co-founder and former director of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, and signed by more than 250 prominent French figures, among them several intellectuals, artists, politicians, three imams, one Mufti and the former French … Continue reading Neutralizing Jihadist Stance: The Need for a New Perspective
ShareHakan Cem Cetin, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Expert Global Center for Security Studies Seven years has passed since the Libyan intervention led by the US, the UK and France. Although it was at first hailed as a great success and a … Continue reading Libya: A Broken Country
ShareThis interview was conducted by Dr. Ahmet Celik who is a Senior Expert at GC4SS We start here our first GC4SS’ Interview Series with Marc Sageman who is an iconoclastic Polish-born American scholar in the field of Terrorism. As an independent … Continue reading The Future of Political Violence and Terrorism Studies: An Interview with Marc Sageman