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Global Security Pulse September 2018: The Crime-Terrorism Nexus

The Global Security Pulse tracks emerging security trends and risks worldwide.

This month’s edition explores trends connected to the existing nexus between crime and terrorism, and presents new and underappreciated developments regarding European disengagement strategies, rising right-wing extremism, countering FinTech abuse, and the effects on the international order.

The Global Security Pulse (GSP) makes use of an advanced horizon-scanning methodology that relies on the manual monitoring of hundreds of validated foresight resources, the structured coding of signals, and expert assessment. The GSP product is based on the Clingendael Radar and has been further developed by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Clingendael Institute. It is part of the Strategic Monitor Program, which receives funding from the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense.


Alastair Reed (TU Delft), Kristina Tranakieva, Tim Sweijs, Arlinda Rrustemi (HCSS), Danny Pronk, and Aaron Arends (Clingendael).