The 2012 Global Trends report examines the previous editions to highlight any persistent blind spots and biases as well as distinctive strengths of this framework for strategic thinking. It also expands the coverage to disruptive technologies and the potential trajectories for the U.S role in the international system.
Informe elaborado por el National Intelligence Council (NIC) sobre las tendencias globales de los cambios en el sistema internacional. La 5ª edición revisa los informes previos para identificar los posibles sesgos y puntos débiles, así como fortalezas del marco operativo destinado al análisis estratégico. También incluye referencias al impacto de las nuevas tecnologías y las posibles vías de acción de los EEUU en el sistema internacional.
DI - 4/12/2012
According to the 2012 Global Terrorism Index (GTI), the number of terrorist incidents has increased virtually every year since 9/11, but terrorism fatalities have fallen by 25% since 2007, which coincides with the en of the Iraq war. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GTI is the first index to rank countries on the impact of terrorism and analyses the associated economic and social dimensions. Read the full report.
Según el Índice de Terrorismo Mundial 2012, el número de actos terroristas ha aumentado todos los años desde el 11-S, aunque el número de víctimas ha disminuido un 25% desde 2007. Elaborado por el Instituto para la Economía y la Paz (IEP), el GTI es el primer índice que clasifica a los países en base al impacto del terrorismo y analiza las dimensiones socioeconómicas asociadas. Ver el informe completo (en inglés).
DI - 22/10/2012
‘The use of the Internet for terrorist purposes creates both challenges and opportunities in the fight against terrorism’, according to the recent UNODC report produced in collaboration with the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force. The document identifies six sometimes overlapping categories regarding the means by which the Internet is often used to promote and support acts of terrorism: propaganda, financing, training, planning, execution, and cyber attacks.
Realizado en colaboración con el Equipo Especial sobre la Ejecución de la Lucha contra el Terrorismo (CTITF, en sus siglas en inglés), el reciente informe de la Oficina de NNUU contra la Droga y el Delito señala que el uso de Internet con fines terroristas supone tanto retos como oportunidades en la lucha contra el terrorismo. El documento identifica seis categorías vinculadas con los medios a través de los cuales Internet se usa frecuentemente para promover y financiar actos de terrorismo: propaganda, financiación, entrenamiento, planificación, ejecución y ciber ataques.
DI - 6/9/2012
According to this report of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism of the U.S Department of State -issued on 31 July-, the death of Usama bin Ladin highlighted a landmark year in the global effort to counter terrorism.
Informe anual del Departamento de Estado de EEUU sobre terrorismo en el mundo. El año 2011 ha estado marcado por la muerte de Bin Laden y otros mandos claves de Al Qaeda.
DI - 31/7/2012
Adopted on 16 July by the Council of the European Union, this new civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) aims to support the government of Nigeria in building their own capacities to fight organised crime and terrorism in the Sahel. See also the EUCAP SAHEL Niger website.
This draft resolution submitted by the President of the General Assembly contains the third review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The UN renews its commitment to boost cooperation to combat the scourge and emphasises the need to support its victims.
DI - 26/9/2011
Launched by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 22 September 2011, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is a new multilateral counterterrorism body with 30 founding members (29 countries and the European Union). It aims to provide a unique platform for senior counterterrorism policymakers and experts from the world to identify urgent needs, devise solutions and mobilise resources for addressing key counterterrorism challenges. See also the GCTF’s documents.
DI - 12/9/2011
According to this poll -fielded from 19 to 25 August with a sample of 957 adult Americans- ‘two out of three Americans perceive that over the decade since 9/11, U.S. power and influence in the world has declined’.
DI - 5/9/2011
According to this report of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism of the U.S Department of State -issued on 18 August-, although the number of terrorist incidents increased by almost 5% compared with those in 2009, the number of casualties decreased by 12%.
DI - 19/7/2011
Published on 13 July this Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council presents options on a common solution for extracting information and establishing a European system for tracking terrorist financing.
DI - 6/5/2011
This CRS report addresses the implications and possible considerations for Congress related to the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan on 1 May 2011. According to this, the ‘degree to which OBL’s death will affect AQ and how the U.S. responds to this event may shape the future of many U.S. national security activities’.
DI - 3/5/2011
Text of US President Barack Obama's statement on Osama bin Laden's death. See oficial video
DI - 21/3/2011
This CRS report published on 8 March highlights the potential cyberattacks on critical infrastructure as a tactical tool in the future used by international insurgents, jihadists and terrorist organizations. It also recounts the methods for countering terrorist and insurgent information operations on the Internet.
The terrorist attacks of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other extremist groups have increased significantly and amounted to 204 attacks in 2009. The threat remained high with 178 attacks in 2010, according to this ICT report updated in January 2011.
DI - 12/11/2010
Published on 20th September, this Congressional Research Service report describes homegrown violent Jihadists and the plots and attacks that have occurred since 9/11. ‘Homegrown’ and ‘domestic’ are terms that describe terrorist activity or plots perpetrated within the United States or abroad by American citizens, legal permanent residents or visitors radicalised largely within the US.
DI - 6/8/2010
The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism of the U.S Department of State released its report, which highlights terrorism trends and ongoing issues in 2009. According to the document, Iran and Syria continued its financial, material, and logistical support for terrorist and militant groups throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
DI - 28/6/2010
The G-8 Leader’s statement on Countering Terrorism was issued at the summit held from 23 to 25 June in Muskoka (Canada).
DI - 5/5/2010
The European Police Office (EUROPOL) has published the 2010 edition of the Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT), a report which aims to describe the situation in the European Union regarding terrorism and to identify trends.
DI - 15/4/2010
This document aims to examine some critical issues that remain open to debate on the gravity of the nuclear threat. How real is the risk that a terrorist group could acquire or construct a functional nuclear device, and how might it attempt to do so? Which group poses the greatest threat in this regard, how has that threat changed over time, and is it currently growing or abating?
DI - 13/4/2010
The summit - held from 12 to 13 April in Washington (U.S)- brought together leaders of 47 countries. It aimed to highlight the global threat posed by nuclear terrorism and to advance a common approach and commitment to nuclear security (issued in the Summit Communiqué). The Summit Work Plan represents guidance for national and international actions to carry out the pledges of the Communiqué.
DI - 18/2/2010
This study – published by the Research Institute for European and American Studies- analyses counterterrorism policies implemented in different areas by the European Union and their relevance in practice.
DI - 13/1/2010
This paper critically examines the relevance of the US intelligence community to the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan in the last eight years. It was written by Major General Michael T. Flynn (Senior Intelligence Officer in Afghanistan), Captain Matt Pottinger (company-grade Officer) and Paul D. Batchelor (Senior Executive Service of the Defense Intelligence Agency).
DI - 7/1/2010
Published on 5 January, this Congressional Research Service report highlights the threats posed by a crime-terrorism nexus, as the scale and nature of their cooperation are believed to vary widely. US efforts to combat the relationship between crime and terrorism are a subset of broader policy responses to transnational crime and international terrorism individually.
DI - 16/12/2009
This publication series of the American Security Project (Are We Winning?) provides empirical data as the foundation of reasoned discussion and principled debate. It has developed 10 criteria to measure progress—or lack of it—in the struggle against anti-American Islamist terror groups such as al-Qaeda.
DI - 3/12/2009
This is the text of Barack Obama’s speech on the Afghanistan-Pakistan situation, delivered at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) on 1 December. President Obama has outlined the new strategy in the region which include additional American and international troops.
DI - 22/10/2009
This publication of the Center for Systemic Peace shows the numbers of people killed in high casualty terrorist bombings (HCTB--bomb attacks on non-combatant targets resulting in 15 deaths or more) from 11 September 1993 to10 September 2009.
DI - 18/9/2009
This publication of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) examines the central role of UNAMA in Afghanistan and discusses the obstacles the organization faces in coordinating international efforts.
DI - 15/6/2009
The database created by the United Nations Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC) aims to provide comprehensive and accurate legal information on the steps taken by the international community and individual countries in the fight against international terrorism.
DI - 4/5/2009
The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism of the U.S Department of State issued its report in April 2009, which highlights terrorism trends and ongoing issues in 2008.
DI - 17/4/2009
The European Police Office (EUROPOL) has published the 2009 edition of the Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT), which aims to describe the situation in the European Union regarding terrorism and to identify trends.
DI – 31/3/2009
The UK’s Strategy for Countering International Terrorism (CONTEST) has been revised to take account of the evolution of the international terrorist threat. Published on 24 March, it aims ‘to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from international terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence’.
DI - 11/3/2008
The report of the Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights -'Assessing Damage, Urging Action'- is based on one of the most comprehensive surveys on counter-terrorism and human rights to date, and illustrates the extent to which the responses to the events of 11 September 2001 have changed the legal landscape in countries around the world.
DI - 4/3/2008
This survey -conducted by the Pew Research Center and presented on 18 February 2009- is focused on the U.S policies on terrorism. According to the report, ‘President Obama receives positive ratings for his handling of terrorism and most Americans say his administration’s policies will reduce the likelihood of another major attack on the United States’.
DI - 27/1/2009
Text of the executive order signed by Barack Obama on 22 January, in order to effect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Guantánamo) and to close detention facilities.
DI - 10/11/2008
The European Police Office (EUROPOL) has published the 2008 edition of the Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT), which aims to describe the situation in the European Union regarding terrorism and to identify trends.
DI - 13/10/2008
The fourth report submitted to the UN General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rightsand fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism highlights its activities from 1 November 2007 to 31 July 2008. It is focused on the right to a fair trial in the fight against terrorism.
DI - 28/8/2008
This new report of the Secretary-General provides highlights of the efforts of the United Nations system to support the implementation of the ‘Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy’, both through its individual departments, specialized agencies, funds and programmes and through the Task Force.
DI - 30/7/2008
The CIDOB International Yearbook carries out a systematic monitoring of the international panorama and Spain’s foreign policy. The Country Profile of the 19th edition is dedicated to Nigeria and its regional setting. (Complete Yearbook in Spanish).
DI - 15/7/2008
This document has been issued by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as part of The Human Rights Fact Sheet series. It aims to strengthen the understanding of the complex and multifaceted relationship between human rights and terrorism.
DI - 7/7/2008
A World Public Opinion poll of 19 nations finds that in 14 of them most people favour an unequivocal rule against torture, even in the case of terrorists who have information that could save innocent lives. The four public that favour an exception for terrorists when innocent lives are at risk include majorities in India (59%), Nigeria (54%), and Turkey (51%), and a plurality in Thailand (44%). Support for the unequivocal position was highest in Spain (82%), Great Britain (82%) and France (82%), followed by Mexico (73%), China (66%), the Palestinian territories (66%), Poland (62%), Indonesia (61%), and the Ukraine (59%). The Elcano Royal Institute is one of the research partners in this project.
DI - 17/6/2008
The 2007 edition reveals a decline in the incidence of terrorist violence around the world. The Brief states that fatalities from terrorism have declined by some 40 percent, and analyses the positive change in sub-Saharan Africa’s security landscape. It also updates the findings of the 2005 edition, and demonstrates that the decline in the total number of armed conflicts and combat deaths around the world has continued.
DI - 3/6/2008
The new UNCTAD report on global food crisis looks at its causes and proposes responses, particularly for the long term. This document was introduced at the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy held from 3 to 5 June 2008 in Rome (Italy).
DI - 7/3/2008
According to the UN Secretary-General’s report to the Security Council –published on 6 March- Afghanistan’s political transition faces serious challenges, including terrorism and a booming drug industry. The document also urges an integrated approach among all international partners to stabilize the fledgling democracy.
DI - 12/2/2008
This document was published by Athena Intelligence, a research network on insurgency and jihadist terrorism, in January 2008.
DI - 4/2/2008
With the U.S. troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Army Combined Arms Center (USACAC) published this manual in December 2006. The document establishes the fundamental principles and guidelines (doctrine) for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment.
DI - 8/11/2007
Adopted by the European Commission on 23 October, this paper is seen as a first step in a lengthy legislative process to give more powers to Eurojust, the EU’s judicial body in the fight against cross-border organised crime. A concrete legislative proposal will be put forward in 2008.
DI - 5/11/2007
Speech by Britain´s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, of 25 July 2007 on security and international terrorism-related affairs in the UK. Brown affirmed that the Government´s priority is "a Britain strong in security, robust in our resolve, resilient in response".
DI - 3/10/2007
This report examines homeland security
and counterterrorist measures in six European countries: Belgium, France,
Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Published on July 2006, the
document also highlights the differences between U.S. and European approaches
to these issues.
DI - 5/9/2007
This study highlights that all Islamist/Jihadi websites are hosted directly or
through sub servers by Western (primarily American) Internet Service Providers
(ISPs). The document -prepared by The Middle East Media Research Institute
(MEMRI)- also discusses the question of what can be done about it, and stresses
that most - if not all - ISPs do not know the content of the websites they are
hosting, since most of them are in Arabic.
DI - 18/6/2007
annual report covers developments in countries in which acts of terrorism
occurred, countries that are state sponsors of terrorism, and countries
determined by the Secretary to be of particular interest in the global war on
terror. As provided in the legislation, the report reviews major developments
in bilateral and multilateral counterterrorism cooperation as well.
The fifth report by a UN team of experts set up to monitor and support sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities, and it covers a wide range of measures, including travel bans, an arms embargo and financial restrictions set up following various Security Council resolutions on the issue ...
Building on the February 2003 version of this document and the National Security Strategy of March 2006, this report updates the U.S. government strategy to protect and defend American interests at home and abroad from terrorism...
The Council on Global Terrorism is a permanent, standing committee of the world's leading experts on international terrorism -among them Fernando Reinares, Senior Analyst for International Terrorism of the Elcano Royal Institute. Through original research, information exchange, and consultation, the Council aims to contribute to the course of strategy in addressing global terrorism. Five years after the September 11 attacks, the Council has published a preliminary report about the state of the fight against global terrorism -available at http://www.councilonglobalterrorism.org/pdf/A06_265_cgt_report_final.pdf - and complementary documents: “10 Propositions: Larger Findings of the Report” -summary of the 10 propositions generally applied by counterterrorism experts in the working sessions-, “Report Card: Threats and Initiatives Assessment” –an assessment of the threats and counterterrorism initiatives- and “Map: Rank Order of Regions Most Threatened by Global Terrorism” –an illustrative map of the exposed areas to global terrorism
The strategy adopted by Member States on 8 September 2006 – in the form of a Resolution and an annexed Plan of Action – is a global instrument that will enhance national, regional and international efforts to counterterrorism. The document includes practical steps at all level – ranging from strengthening the capacity of individual States to prevent and combat terrorism to ensuring that human rights and the rule of law are always respected in the fight against terrorism