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EU measures against recruitment now taking effect, but Syrian-war returnees still pose a major threat to security, says EU’s top counter-terrorism official

BRUSSELS – New prevention and detection measures have stopped hundreds of would-be jihadists from travelling from Europe to join the war in Syria. But with thousands already there, the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove says “we cannot exclude” that some are being trained and instructed to...

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Russia’s “propaganda invasion” of Ukraine has insidious digital implications

BRUSSELS – “You don’t necessarily need tanks and jets to violate a sovereign nation,” Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told the 28 April “Freedom Online Coalition” conference in Tallinn, Estonia. But he and other Coalition participants also said the Russian state’s massive digital propaganda levelled against the Ukrainian government does not augur well for...

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Is NATO cyber ready?

Euro-View: Melissa E. Hathaway on NATO’s cyber resilience Is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) completely prepared and in fit condition for immediate use of its capabilities to defend from malicious cyber activities? The short answer is: probably not. That is, not without a partnership with industry that allows NATO to harness the innovations and technologies of its members’ industrial …

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