Lorenzo Vidino is an analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism and the Jebsen Center at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is the author of the book, “Al-Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad” (Prometheus Books).
The terrorist related events that took place during the summer in Europe—the doctors' plot in Great Britain, the dismantling of various cells in Italy, Austria and Spain, and, finally, the
Last February, in the quiet of a secluded northern Italian country house, three Italian far left militants brainstormed, unaware that counter-terrorism officials were listening to their every word. The men
The recent rounds of arrests in North America and in Europe highlight the changed face of jihadi terrorism in the West. The profile of the cells dismantled in Toronto and
Italy has been on heightened alert since the London attacks in July, as information available to the intelligence community points to the country as one of the most probable targets