Blogs

Congo

With the recent arrest of General Laurent Nkunda, one of the key rebel leaders fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we decided to take a look at an ongoing conflict that has involved armies from across Africa and defied numerous attempts to establish a lasting peace. Our analysis focuses on the complex relationships of [...]

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CT Demo

A full length demonstration of a counterterrorism workflow using structured and unstructured data. This demo provides a broad overview of the platform, including its data integration, search and discovery, knowledge management, and collaboration capabilities.

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Hezbollah

Not all terrorist organizations are rootless groups engaging only in international terrorism. Many terrorist groups are socially intertwined with the local population, highly territorialized and directly compete for governance.Terrorist groups such as the IRA, Hamas, Mahdi Army, Sendero Luminoso and Hezbollah are past and present examples of a socially intertwined terrorist organization. These groups present [...]

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Analysis of Al Qa’ida Foreign Fighters in Iraq

Analysis of The Sinjar Records In October 2007, U.S. and coalition ground troops raided an Al-Qa’ida safe house near the city of Sinjar along the Syrian border of Iraq. They found a treasure trove of biographical sketches of nearly 700 foreign fighters in Iraq. Palantir was used by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point [...]

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