…from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) University of Maryland. This provides an online mapping of the inter-relations (in person or online) between 50 key terrorist organisations since 1998. For instance see this entry on al-Qaeda Se also the Start global terrorism attacks database which has information and […]
New from Transparency International an international ranking of governments worldwide whose defence policy expenditure is at high risk from corruption. It measures lack of accountability and possibly supply of weapons from / to ISIS. Topics covered include: legislative scrutiny of defence policy and legislation of procurement. A detailed methodology is provided.
Internet Archive Global Events and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France are creating an archive of web materials about the January 7th, 2014 attacks in Paris. These include snapshots of key websites, twitter postings and other social media . Websites have been captured on several occasions, enabling researchers to examine the evolution of public reaction over […]
Following the Charlie Hebdo atrocity read the statement to the nation from French President Francois Hollande and view this homage A snapshot of newspaper coverage from around the world can be seen in the front page headlines for Jan 8/12preserved in the Newseum For further discussion of media coverage try Jean-Marie Charon, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. The CPJ records that […]
Open Access Encyclopedia: World Almanac of Islamism …a publication of The American Foreign Policy Council. The free web version states that its purpose is to ‘ provide an accurate picture of the rise or decline of radical Islamism on a national, regional and global level.’ For instance an entry on Al Qaeda gives facts on history, […]
http://www.obsafrique.eu/ A network of European and African institutes and experts on peace and security issues in Africa. Partners include such high profile organisations as African Studies Centre University of Oxford, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center & The Nordic Africa Institute. The website provides free access to information from the network of members plus its […]
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https://wits.nctc.gov/FederalDiscoverWITS/index.do?N=0 The National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC) maintains the US Government’s database on terrorist attacks. The Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS) is available free of charge. Users can filter and run reports by a variety of characteristics, including nature of incident, group and location. Information on methodology is provided.