Terrorist Attack Rocks Maldives

By |2021-05-11T14:30:46-10:00May 11th, 2021|

By Lt. Col. Hassan Amir * An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack targeted against the Speaker of the People’s Majlis (Parliament), former President Mohamed Nasheed was conducted on the evening of 6 May 2021 in the capital city, Male.’ The incident occurred at approximately 20:27 hrs, near his private residence as President Nasheed was about to enter his vehicle, en-route to a private event. As President Nasheed and his Personal Security Officer (PSO) and security team walked towards the car, the IED, which had been placed under the seat of a motorcycle parked on the side of the narrow lane exploded. [...]

Tarrant’s Last Laugh? The Spectre of White Supremacist Penetration of Western Security Forces

By |2020-09-22T11:31:37-10:00September 22nd, 2020|

This paper brings White supremacist extremism to reality with citations and points to “Western militaries” as organizations already infiltrated with this ideology. Abstract White supremacist extremism, also known as “right-wing” and “far right” extremism, is a broad label of convenience that lumps together, amongst others, white nationalist, neo-Nazi, anti-immigrant, anti-gun control, anti-LGBTQ and increasingly even misogynistic grievances. While its key tropes have gestated for decades, an underlying theme that has come to the fore in recent times has been the notion of what the French philosopher Reynaud Camus in 2012 called Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement). This argument holds [...]

Thinking through the Unthinkable – How help from an unlikely source will strengthen capacity and reduce terrorist threats in and around the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

By |2020-04-02T11:19:24-10:00May 23rd, 2019|

This paper describes how the United States government can help Singapore’s Information Fusion Center identify, target, and eliminate or reduce the threat of maritime terrorism in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (Straits). The geography of the Straits and the volume of shipping trade that passes through its waterways make the Straits a prime target for terrorists, and an ongoing security concern for the Indonesian government. Despite coordination, joint patrols and even local maritime information centers amongst partner nations, there remains much to improve Indonesia’s security posture and counter-terrorism capabilities in and around the Straits. Jakarta’s concern over the Straits, [...]

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