The overall situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating

The overall security context in Afghanistan is not statistically worse than it was before, but the sophistication of operations and the choice of targets by local militant groups are worrying. After the attack on the headquarters of Afghan intelligence services (NDS) in southeastern Kabul on...

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No more cash transactions in EU?

“Existing national restrictions on cash payments vary widely. The higher the threshold, the more the convenience of cash transaction is preserved, but the higher the risk that criminal cash transactions fall through the net,” said an assessment by the European Commission (EC) that is studying […]

Trump-Essebsi cooperation agreed

US President Donald J. Trump and his counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia spoke on February 17, 2017 to discuss Tunisia’s democratic transition and the bilateral counterterrorism partnership. According to a statement released by the White House, the two leaders reaffirmed the historic United States-Tunisia […]

French intelligence to recruit 600

By 2020, the official personnel of the French foreign intelligence agency (DGSE) will exceed 7,000 employees with the recruitment of 600 new hires. If a large number of profiles are being sought, analysts, engineers, linguists and cyber-experts should make the bulk of these future new employees. […]

Eiffel Tower glass wall raises doubt

Two and a half meters high, a glass wall will be placed around the Eiffel Tower, the world’s most visited monument, to replace the metal barriers within the framework of a vast public safety plan’s upgrade. Dealing with a growing terrorist threat, French authorities are […]

Terrorism, “this won’t be pretty”

Speaking in Washington DC at a national prayer breakfast, President Donald Trump explained that it’s time to “be a little tough” against “terrorists who threaten religious freedom.” Talking about Muslims killed and Christians genocided by the Islamic State (ISIS) and other jihadist organizations, Trump promised […]

The FBI (again) to the rescue of Trump

“Definitely!” the former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton might say. In the midst of a nationwide controversy concerning the 90-day ban on entry into the United States against nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, members (and former members) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reminded […]

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