Magazine article Security Management

The Shape of Things to Come. (News and Trends)

Magazine article Security Management

The Shape of Things to Come. (News and Trends)

Article excerpt

Although 10 of al Qaeda's 24 leaders identified before 11 have been killed or captured, 2002 was a busy year for al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists. At least 12 attacks killed almost 300 people around the world, including nearly 200 at a nightclub in Bali. The global community should expect more of the same in 2003, according to "RiskMap 2003," a 189-page report by Control Risks Group that identifies international business risks.

Car and truck bombings will continue to be the principal modus operandi, the report predicts, with the main targets being U.S., British, and Israeli military and diplomatic facilities. But also at risk are businesses popular with expatriates, including shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and supermarkets.

In addition, "the energy and transportation infrastructure of a number of countries remains a favoured target for extremists attempting to cause the maximum amount of economic damage," the report says. These infrastructures include oil and gas facilities, public utilities, airlines, and insurance companies.

Other possible targets include the commercial shipping industry (including cruise ships and tankers), commercial aviation, Christian and Jewish schools or houses of worship, and leading Western politicians. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.