By U.S. Government,James R. Clapper,Director of National Intelligence (DNI),Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),White House,President Barack Obama
Obviously, the Islamic kingdom (ISIS, or ISIL) is an incredible concentration of those checks, in addition to cyber threats from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. different issues coated: international THREATS * Cyber and expertise Terrorism * guns of Mass Destruction and Proliferation * area and Counterspace * Counterintelligence * Transnational geared up Crime * Economics and traditional assets * Human protection * neighborhood THREATS * East Asia * China * Southeast Asia * North Korea * Russia and Eurasia * Russia * Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova * The Caucasus and crucial Asia * Europe * Key companions * The Balkans * Turkey * heart East and North Africa * Iraq * Syria * Libya * Yemen * Iran * Lebanon * Egypt * Tunisia * South Asia * Afghanistan * Bangladesh * Pakistan and India * Sub-Saharan Africa * vital Africa * Somalia * South Sudan * Sudan * Nigeria * Latin the US and Caribbean * primary the United States * Cuba * Venezuela * Brazil.
The usa and its allies are dealing with a not easy possibility surroundings in 2016. Sunni violent extremism has been on an upward trajectory because the past due Nineteen Seventies and has extra teams, individuals, and secure havens than at the other element in background. even as, Shia violent extremists will most likely deepen sectarian tensions according to genuine and perceived threats from Sunni violent extremists and to increase Iranian influence.
The Islamic country of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has develop into the preeminent terrorist chance due to its self-described caliphate in Syria and Iraq, its branches and rising branches in different nations, and its expanding skill to direct and encourage assaults opposed to quite a lot of pursuits world wide. ISIL's narrative helps jihadist recruiting, draws others to trip to Iraq and Syria, attracts contributors and teams to claim allegiance to ISIL, and justifies assaults around the globe. The ISIL-directed November 2015 assaults in Paris and ISIL-Sinai's declare of accountability for the overdue October downing of a Russian airliner within the Sinai underscore those dynamics.
Al-Qa'ida's associates have confirmed resilient and are situated to make profits in 2016, regardless of counterterrorism strain that has mostly degraded the network's management in Afghanistan and Pakistan. they are going to proceed to pose a chance to neighborhood, neighborhood, or even most likely international pursuits as tested by way of the January 2015 assault on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by means of contributors associated with al-Qa'ida within the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). different Sunni terrorist teams keep the power to draw recruits and resources.
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