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Sviluppi internazionali nel campo cibernetico

Per la crescente proliferazione di tecnologie dell’informazione e della comunicazione (ICT) e la crescente opportunità di scambio in tempo reale e senza confini, le questioni legate alla sicurezza cibernetica affliggono milioni di persone in tutto il mondo, imprese e governi di ogni nazione e tutti i continenti. cyber imm

Pertanto, da diversi anni il tema costituisce oggetto di analisi di molti paesi. Come abbiamo avuto modo di vedere, la regolamentazione dello spazio cibernetico è di per sé molto complessa e necessita che gli Stati lavorino di concerto e con il settore privato.

Nella newsletter di gennaio 2017 vorrei soffermarmi con voi sulle iniziative intraprese a livello internazionale per cercare di affrontare la minaccia cibernetica

 

Rose-Roth GSM Seminar Sarajevo: Presentato il rapporto sulla minaccia terroristica ai Balcani e all’Europa

flagNell’ambito del Seminario Rose-Roth -GSM, tenuto a Sarajevo dal 21 al 23 marzo 2017, è stato presentato il draft report sul tema della minaccia terroristica e della radicalizzazione all’Europa e ai Balcani, del quale Andrea Manciulli è direttore.

Il rapporto verrà votato in occasione della riunione annuale del Gruppo Speciale Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente dell’Assemblea Parlamentare della NATO che si terrà a Roma in autunno.

Per leggere il rapporto presentato e approvato nel 2016, L’ESPANSIONE DELLA MINACCIA DI DAESH IN LIBIA E NEL MEDITERRANEO OCCIDENTALE, clicca qui

Per leggere il rapporto presentato e approvato nel 2015, DAESH: LA SFIDA ALLA SICUREZZA REGIONALE E INTERNAZIONALE, clicca qui

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The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation

As terrorism and radicalisation become ever more complex and multifaceted, this study goes beyond a mere cause and effect analysis and looks at the problem from different angles, including radicalisation in schools, universities and mosques; its geostrategic aspects; the nature of online extremist narratives; the nexus between the extreme right and jihadist radicalisation and examples of effective countering violent extremism (CVE) measures. The one thing all authors agree on is that, in order to address radicalisation successfully and keep EU citizens (and others around the world) safe from further terrorist attacks, intensified cooperation and intelligence-sharing between and among member states and between the EU and its partners, is key. However, this will be insufficient in the absence of a strategy vis-à-vis addressing one of the root-causes of radicalisation, namely the ideology driven by an extremist interpretation of Islam. Therefore, EU member states need to offer marginalised and disillusioned youths vulnerable to radicalisation a better alternative and promote a positive counter-narrative based on its own founding principles of freedom and democracy.

The book is in English and can be downloaded here.

Terrorism and counterterrorism in continental Europe: counterterrorism yearbook 2017

aspi egmontBy Thomas Renard,  (Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI)-Egmont Institute

One year after the Brussels attacks, this publication reviews the major developments that have occurred in terrorism and counterterrorism in Europe in 2016. The past 12 months have seen an extraordinary amount of activity: this includes some successful attacks, as well as a number of foiled plots and numerous arrests. Governments and their security services have responded to the threat with more measures at the political, legal and operational levels. This paper offers a concise overview of the main trends, focusing largely on the threat of jihadi terrorism and on a cluster of the countries most affected by it.

 

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Nuovi fenomeni del radicalismo armato e uso del web

CatturaMartedì 14 marzo, presso la Sala della Lupa di Palazzo Montecitorio si è tenuto il convegno “I nuovi fenomeni del radicalismo armato, l’uso del web e le strategie di contrasto”. Interventi di Stefano Dambruoso, questore della Camera, Andrea Manciulli, presidente della delegazione parlamentare presso l’assemblea parlamentare della Nato, Alessandro Minuto Rizzo e Matteo Bressan, rispettivamente presidente e analista del Nato defense college foundation, Claudio Bertolotti, analista strategico Itstime (Italian team for security, terroristic issues & managing emergencies), Rosario Simone, scrittore, Domitilla Savignoni, giornalista. Moderatore Francesco De Leo. Nel corso del convegno – trasmesso in diretta webtv – è stato presentato il volume “Eurasia e jihadismo – Guerre ibride sulla Nuova Via della Seta”, a cura di Matteo Bressan, Stefano Felician Beccari, Alessandro Politi, Domitilla Savignoni.

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Trends in terrorism

 Florence Gaub – EUISS EUISS

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The 1970s and 1980s were Europe’s most violent decades in terms of terrorism after the Second World War (the wave of anarchist terrorism in the early 20th century was nearly as violent). During the peak years of this period, terrorism claimed more than 400 victims in Europe, nearly double the number that has been killed in terrorist attacks over the last five years. Between 1985 and 1986, for example, France experienced no less than 13 terrorist attacks on its territory.

Both left- and right-wing terrorists in the 1970s and 1980s claimed the lives of around 100 civilians. While left-wing attacks were more frequent, right-wing attacks were more lethal: a single attack on Bologna central train station by a fascist group left 85 civilians dead in 1980. While terrorism during those two decades was a problem for several European states (it was a serious security issue for France, Germany and Italy), the overwhelming majority of European terror victims came from Spain and the UK: nearly 2,000 civilians were killed over the course of the conflict in Northern Ireland, and almost 900 fell victim to the actions of the Basque organisation ETA.

Preventing terrorism in the south

Annelies Pauwels – EUISS EUISS

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External EU counter-terrorism funding is predominately deployed in its ‘Southern Neighbourhood’, an area defined for the purposes of the Union’s framework for cooperation with 10 partner countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With €334 million spent in 2015 to counter terrorism in this region alone, the EU is looking to further enhance cooperation in this field with its southern partners. Its primary aim is twofold: to help secure its neighbours (where terrorist attacks are increasing) and to prevent terrorism within the EU (which is increasingly linked to the MENA).

However, dialogues to boost counter-terrorism cooperation with partner states are proceeding slowly. Many governments in the region are reluctant to engage further with the EU on the matter as they remain unconvinced by the European push for a tripartite engagement, which includes civil society actors. Moreover, the EU’s preventive approach compels partner states to address their own failures which are some of the root causes of terrorism.