Terrorist Financing in West and Central Africa (October 2016)
Terrorism is of growing concern for the international community which, in the recent past, has witnessed an increasing number of attacks at the hands of terrorist groups. West and Central Africa are particularly vulnerable to terrorism. The continuing violence and conflict in this area since 2010 has sparked concerns that the threats from terrorism could derail hard-won economic gains, contribute to political instability and undermine future development. Communities in these areas have experienced the devastating impact of extremist violence from a multiplicity of terrorist groups. However, as we have experiencedwith ISIL, in a more globalised world, the threats from a regional conflict can spread to impact the global community. The regional and potentially global impacts of terrorism, highlights the importance of the international community taking all necessary steps to find ways to deprive terrorist organisations of their funding.
Terrorist organisations are all different in their nature and purpose but they all require resources for self-maintenance, facilitation and funding of various types of attacks. Terrorist financing (TF) may encompass complex financing structures used to conduct. The complete report of this publication is available for download in PDF format click to download
Global Peace Index 2016
This is the tenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute of Economic and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This tenth anniversary report presents the most comprehensive analysis to date on the trends in peace and violence over the past ten years. The complete report of this publication is available for download in PDF format click to download
Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity
Fuelled by billions of users and endless new internet of things devices, we are in the midst of an explosion of hyperconnectivity. This means attackers can now disrupt more people through more devices, and each year there are more breaches, more affected companies and users, and more damage. It is increasingly clear that no one is immune from cyberattacks.
For this reason, it is imperative that the public and private sectors balance and prioritize the limited resources available to address cybersecurity challenges. Too often, cultural and financial pressures encourage devaluing investments in cybersecurity. Before those pressures can change, the public and private sectors must better understand the tensions that make it difficult to fully embrace cybersecurity best practices, as well as the obstacles to effective collaboration. The complete report of this publication is available for download in PDF format click to download