The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure
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The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure

On August 7, 2020, the number 2 figure in al-Qaeda, Abdullah Ahmad Abdullah (known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri), was gunned down in Tehran. Al-Masri’s very presence in Iran exhibited the close relationship Tehran has with the Sunni terrorist organization, and his slaying shows the weakness of Iranian counterintelligence. The regime’s frustration at this intelligence failure will likely be expressed…

The Role of the Qods Force in the Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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The Role of the Qods Force in the Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) in 1979 had a great impact on the question of security in both the region and outside of the Middle East. The foreign policy of the new republic would show hostility and aggression as terrorism became its modus operandi. In order to safeguard the newly established…

“Operation Rimfrost, just like any other police work, is based on science” [Swedish]
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“Operation Rimfrost, just like any other police work, is based on science” [Swedish]

Economic crime may be higher in areas such as Limhamn and Västra hamnen, but these are crimes where the police usually do not need to launch massive raids, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, associate professor in emergency medicine at Lund University and criminologist.

Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis
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Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis

Background Sweden has in recent years witnessed increasing rates of firearm-related violence and homicide, which has contributed to increased rates of deadly violence. Attempts to profile offenders committing such crimes are of major importance, because such efforts may contribute to better preventive measures. We therefore aimed to study the characteristics of individuals convicted and/or suspected…

Characteristics of convicted male-on-female rapists in the South of Sweden between 2013 and 2018: a pilot study
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Characteristics of convicted male-on-female rapists in the South of Sweden between 2013 and 2018: a pilot study

The objective of this study was to evaluate the main characteristics of adult male offenders convicted of rape or aggravated rape against adult females. We reviewed all convictions (n = 21) based on court documents from the District Court, the Court of Appeal and information from the Swedish Tax Agency in Malmö, Sweden, between 2013 and 2018….

Foreign powers want to learn more about Swedish crisis management [Swedish]
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Foreign powers want to learn more about Swedish crisis management [Swedish]

The corona outbreak is a threat to Sweden’s national security. It risks leading to an increase in foreign powers’ activities, terrorist attacks, organized crime and social unrest, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, specialist physician, criminologist and political scientist.

Corona is a Threat to Sweden´s National Security [Swedish]
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Corona is a Threat to Sweden´s National Security [Swedish]

An infectious disease such as covid-19 threatens both human security and national security. A political instability as a result of poor economy, reduced confidence in social institutions, general demoralization and fear, can also have consequences that directly threaten Sweden’s security, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, physician and criminologist.

Profiling Lone-Actor Terrorists: A Cross-Sectional Study of Lone-actor Terrorists in Western Europe (2015–2016)
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Profiling Lone-Actor Terrorists: A Cross-Sectional Study of Lone-actor Terrorists in Western Europe (2015–2016)

Lone-actor terrorism is a growing threat in Western European countries as the numbers of lone-actor terrorist attacks have multiplied over the last 15 years. However, knowledge on this type of terrorism is insufficient. This current study evaluates whether there are any common personal, social, psychological, and operational characteristics among lone-actor terrorists (LATs) and whether any…