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Разведывательные службы ЕС: проблемы информационной перегрузки

Malfet Milka, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

This article demonstrates the flaws of EU intelligence agencies the past decade in the field of counterterrorism, in particular regarding Jihadi terrorism. Since 2014 the West European countries fell victim to the violent actions of Islamic State (IS), which has a huge presence on social media, both on the surface web and on the Darknet. The goal is to outline the most important case-studies of Jihadi terrorism that were plotted and carried out by the terrorists and yet, not prevented by the classical intelligence authorities. A political analysis will explain why these attacks have not been thwarted despite the fact that most of the attackers were on the radar of the EU police and intelligence agencies. Recommendations are given how intelligence work on fighting radical Islamic terrorism can be done more efficiently, through Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for risk management in intelligence as it provides the classical intelligence agencies with tools and AI solutions to identify and mitigate potential risks and prevent Jihadi terrorist attacks from the very first moment individuals start radicalizing.


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