The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

This paper (The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) offers a descriptive analysis of the propaganda activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Internet social media. It examines the group’s propaganda actions from its creation in 1998 until the end of 2015 and argues that the use of social media, Twitter in particular, has failed to offer any real remedy to its mediocre propaganda actions. During the period in which its Twitter profiles were active, the organisation continued to manifest the same problems, including a shortage of qualified human resources and poor internal coordination, which had prevented it from engaging in efficient propaganda activity previously. The study of the social media experience of the group offers further evidence of the vulnerabilities of this Maghrebi jihadist organisation.

The absence of deep understanding about the objects of research in the intelligence community

“Thou Shalt Never Change… Thou Shalt Change”:

The disappearance of deep understanding about the objects of research from the world of intelligence bodies and the influence of the phenomenon on their abilities and relevance

Read the full document published by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center http://www.terrorism-info.org.il//Data/articles/Art_21239/E_141_17_55734278.pdf

ISIS’s Claims of Responsibility for Terrorist Attacks Carried Out Abroad

This study, performed by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center, examines the forms of ISIS’s claims of responsibility for terrorist attacks it carried out abroad.

Inaugural seminar

The EC-funded research project TRIVALENT has officially started with a conference dedicated to “Europe and the challenges of radicalisation: what answers?”, held at the Italian Chamber of Deputies on June 22th.
Around 100 persons take place in the Sala del Mappamondo to participate to an in-depth discussion on radicalisation and security.

In addition to the pictures below, you may have a look to the program.