Financing Terror: the Islamic State in the Khorasan region

The Islamic State in the Kheranon Region (ISKP) continues to challenge the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, conducting domestic terrorism and drawing international concern over its potential for broader attacks, supported by complex, evolving financial networks.

UNGA adopts draft resolution ‘Countering the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices’

On 11 October, the UNGA voted in a draft resolution on Countering the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices. Building on resolutions and decisions going back to 2015, the resolution is a response to the “devastation caused by the increasing use of IEDs,” notably by non-state actors. 

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on extremist groups’ use of Improvised Explosive Devices

Based on IED data collected over the last decade, AOAV finds that, globally, incidents of IED attacks decreased by 12% from 2019 to 2020.