The Evolution of Counterterrorism in Northern Ireland

In the summer of 1969, long-standing tensions between Catholic republicans and Protestant loyalists broke out into open violence in Northern Ireland. Civil protests and heated dialogue turned to vandalism, riots and shootings. Out of this chaos emerged several militant groups, such as the loyalist Ulster Defence Force (UDF) and the anti-British Provisional Irish Republican Army…

01/07 – Charlie Hebdo

A French police operator from GIGN patrols Paris in the wake of a terror attack. (sn.at) On this day in 2015, two gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo - a Parisian newspaper that featured controversial cartoons - and opened fire. After massacring a number of journalists and cartoonists at the paper's 11th arrondissement office,…