Security & Defence

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Dr Erin Marie Saltman, Policy Lead for Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Facebook
IIEA19th November 20191min

Dr Erin Marie Saltman discusses how Facebook develops and operationalises global policies for countering terrorism and violent extremism, focusing on policy process, internal expert teams, how AI is used and key global partnerships.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin, Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau
IIEA21st October 20191min

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin explains why Ireland has focused on civil asset seizure. He discusses the unique history and the future direction of the Criminal Assets Bureau, the creation of the asset profiler network and further discuss some trends around the penetration by criminals of the motor trade, as well as drugs, thefts/burglaries and cryptocurrencies.

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Robert Črepinko, Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre, Europol
IIEA26th September 20191min

Robert Črepinko outlines the role of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre whose main aim is to target, identify and dismantle criminal networks involved in migrant smuggling. Robert Črepinko discusses emerging trends and successful operations in the field of organised crime and migrant smuggling.

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IIEA15th May 20191min

This paper for the IIEA, Patrick Keatinge, Co-Chair of the IIEA’s Security and Defence Group and Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, examines how Ireland’s Security and Defence Policy has evolved; how it is reflected in Ireland’s response to the main security challenges; and how it is understood in public debate today.