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Category Archives: Spain

August 23, 2017

How Do Security Services Conduct a Man Hunt?

Less than a week after Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van along the crowded boulevard of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130, all 12 suspects are now either dead or in custody. So how did …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Spain
August 21, 2017

Spain’s Jihadis Are Awakened

By Tom Wilson
The horrific series of events in Barcelona is yet another macabre example of what is starting to feel like Europe’s new normal. This is the era of frequent, low-tech, mass casualty Jihadist attacks, in which any ideologically driven …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Spain
November 20, 2016

Spain terror threat: Two suspected ISIS terrorists ‘awaiting orders to attack’ arrested

Originally published in The Daily Star
The Moroccan pair were “dangerous” and “directed and controlled” by the terror group, Spanish Ministry of Interior officials said.
The two men, who have not been named, are said to have isolated themselves from the rest …

Posted in ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
July 27, 2016

Two brothers arrested in Spain over alleged ISIS links

Armed officers detained the Moroccan pair, aged 33 and 32, during dawn raids in the village of Arbucies in the north-east province of Girona near Spain’s border with France.
Investigators said today it was one of the first operations in which …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Morocco, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
July 13, 2016

Costa del TERROR: Cops arrest 50 ISIS jihadis ‘plotting to attack Spain holiday hotspots’

One in three terror suspects arrested in Spain formed part of cells ready and prepared to carry out attacks.
The shocking figure was part of a study by an international think tank the Real Insituto Elcano, which profiled the 150 alleged …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Spain, Terrorism & Security
May 15, 2014

Spain lets Russian navy use its port: Madrid accused of hypocrisy after allowing three ships to dock at territories in North Africa

Originally published in the Daily Mail
HJS Political Director Davis Lewin has commented on reports that Spain has allowed three Russian naval vessels to dock in the ports of their North African territories, at a time of great tension between Moscow …

Posted in News Coverage, Russia, Spain
October 16, 2012

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: In recognition of the EU’s contributions to the spread of democracy

Guest post by Henry Jackson Society Research Assistant Jennifer Falkenhorst
Having received the Nobel Peace Prize at a time when its visions are under scrutiny, the EU is a deserving recipient due to its great democratic past achievements, the opportunities it …

Posted in Europe, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, The Scoop
June 1, 2012

No Emergency Plan for Europe?

It is concerning when the President of the World Bank Group writes in an FT editorial, “The summer of 2012 offers an eerie echo of 2008. Markets are signalling anxieties about a major asset class. In this round, Eurozone sovereign …

Posted in Economy, Europe, Spain, The Scoop