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Worldwide Terrorism by Tactic

- Quarterly tactic data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.

Numbers

- 93The percentage of the world’s opium poppies grown in Afghanistan last year, according to the U.S. government’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. Poppy production soared in the southern provinces, where Taliban-led insurgents use drug trafficking to finance their operations. Poppy cultivation is declining in poorer, but more secure, northern and central provinces.

Biofuel Production Causes Food Shortages, Scientist Says

- Food-based biofuels are exacerbating food shortages and could cause further social and political instability worldwide, according to a presenter at the Third International Symposium on Agroterrorism, held April 22-24 in Kansas City.

San Francisco Readies Itself for Olympic Torch Relay Tomorrow

- After violent protests in London and Paris on Sunday and Monday, city officials have strengthened security measures to try and avoid the same fate in San Francisco.

Al Qaeda Attacks Western Worker Complex in Yemen

- Al Qaeda-linked terrorists claim responsibility for firing three rockets at a villa where Western oil workers live in the city of Sanaa.

IEDs Proliferate from Iraq, Afghanistan

- IEDs have become terrorists' weapon of choice and are being used in conflicts far from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Can Design Affect Suicide-Bomber Casualty Rates?

- Yes, says a new study from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Security Research

- The European Union has published a considerable amount of information about its Framework Programs, its principal vehicle to fund scientific and technological research and development. A general outline is available here and the program’s homepage can be viewed here.. The EU accepts online submissions, send them here. 

Overseas Threats

- The Department of State has broken down the top threats of 2007. Theft of trade secrets, cyberattacks, insider threats, “home-grown” political radicalism, terrorism, and political conflict were the most serious threats to U.S. security.

Russian Cybercrime

- Russian cybercriminals, says McAfee, are a permanent and serious danger with most phishing, spam, and identity theft schemes led by such groups.

Suicide Bombings

- Find out how a knowledge of crowd movements may help reduce casualties from a suicide bomb attack. For an earlier 2005 study on the same phenomenon, click here. 

In Germany, Worries Over Extremists

- Germany's top spy tells Der Spiegel that 700 Muslim extremists are under surveillance and that North Africa is a hotbed of jihadism.

Worldwide Terrorism by Target

- Quarterly target data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.
 




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