Terrorism News

Latin American Program in the News: Presente y futuro del proceso de paz

Mar 04, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson Center and Fundación Ideas para la Paz invited Enrique Santos Calderón and Marta Ruíz to speak on the Colombian Peace Process. (In Spanish)

Former Quebec Scholar Vincent-Joël Proulx releases Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention

Feb 06, 2013
Vincent-Joël Proulx, the 2009 Wilson Center Canada Institute Quebec Scholar, recently released his book, Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention. In it, he details the shortcomings of the extant scheme of state responsibility regarding terrorist activities, and identifies a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities that he emphasizes converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts.

Latin American Program in the News: Brother of President Santos says that the dialogue with the FARC ‘has to flow more’

Feb 01, 2013
Enrique Santos noted progress in the peace processes but stressed the need to keep up the pace. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Enrique Santos expressed concern about the slow pace of the peace process

Feb 01, 2013
While discussing the peace process in a presentation at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos noted that if more progress hasn’t been made by Semana Santa, it will send a negative message about the peace process to the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Enrique Santos spoke in the United States about the peace process

Feb 01, 2013
During a forum at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos called attention to the pace of the peace processes, although he also noted there had been progress. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Dialogue with the FARC should speed up to retain credibility (Santos’ brother)

Feb 01, 2013
In an event at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos indicated that the FARC should move the peace dialogues along or they could lose credibility. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: FARC defense of kidnappings agitates negotiations

Feb 01, 2013
Enrique Santos, at a forum at the Wilson Center, explained that the lack of movement on the first point of the peace process agenda, agrarian reform, could dampen the enthusiasm of the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)

Al Qaeda on the Rise in North Africa?

Jan 30, 2013
Al Qaeda and its affiliates may exploit the limited ability of new Arab governments to control their territory, according to the United States Institute of Peace's Dan Brumberg. Now the organization and its affiliates have no incentive to directly challenge the new governments. But they are likely establishing local cells that could pose a security threat.

Mali: It’s Salafi-Jihadist Insurgency, Stupid!

Jan 29, 2013
On January 28, a new report by the Quilliam Foundation warned that the Mali conflict has now evolved into a global security threat. The latest chapter in the half-century old conflict began in July 2012 when Islamic extremists linked to al Qaeda seized control of northern Mali. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has been winning recruits since the mid-2000s, rebranding the Taureg nationalist movement as an Islamist one.

Turmoil in Tunisia Two Years Later

Jan 16, 2013
The second anniversary of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution reflected the deepening political divisions across the North African country. Five different political factions—two Islamist and three secular parties—took to the street of Tunis on January 14 to mark the ouster of former President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali. They had starkly different messages.

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