This paper focuses on the narrow issue of terrorist financing enabled by social media, particularly those forms that present identified terrorist-finance risks, including networking sites, content-hosting services, crowdfunding services and encrypted communications services.
Deborah Housen-Couriel, Boaz Ganor, Uri Ben Yaakov, Stevie Weinberg and Dafne Beri
This paper provides an overview of the International Cyber Terrorism Regulation Project, an online resource consisting of a compilation of online regulatory resources in the field of counterterrorism, and an analytical framework for their use. The project is funded by the Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology.
Daesh, Al-Qa’ida and other terrorist organisations may appear to be in current retreat. But rather than being eradicated, they have scattered. The violent extremism they have spawned has not entirely disappeared and understanding how it might evolve is going to be a central preoccupation for security planners.
The risk of nuclear war between India and Pakistan presents dangerous global implications and should be considered as a serious threat, particularly since Pakistan’s acquisition of the short-range Nasr missile. Quite apart from the enormous human cost, there would also be significant environmental and migratory consequences.
The internet clearly matters to terrorists, but online content by itself rarely causes people to carry out terrorist attacks. Responses should therefore not be limited to the mass removal of terrorist content from online platforms.