Regulatory and Legal Provision of the Fight Against Illegal Armed Groups in Ukraine

Problem setting. The definition of illegal armed groups is analyzed, the content of problems that need a legal provision to combat illegal armed groups is determined. The system of Ukrainian normative legal acts and key international legal acts related to terrorism and the fight against terrorist financing is outlined.

European Union's Initiatives in the Struggle against the Propaganda of Terrorism (Research Article)

In the article, the author analyzes the EU initiatives that prevent radicalization, reduce the impact of destructive content, and increase public awareness and the ability to distinguish objective information from fakes and disinformation. The author emphasizes that the EU’s struggle against radicalization, extremism and terrorism is based on four “pillars”:

Pecularities of using informational operations by the international coalition during the Iraq military campaign in 2003 (Research Article)

The article analyzes the forms, methods and means of conducting informational operations at all stages of the Iraqi military campaign by the US-led international coalition in 2003.

Terrorist threat: the present phenomenon adaptation

This article analyzes the modern understanding of the concept of terrorism through the
prism of criminal law phenomenon. A number of international regulations related to the
organization and committing terrorism exposure. Delineated the concept of “terror” and
“terrorism”. Examples of systemic combating terrorism. Analyzed the views of Ukrainian and
foreign scientists in fighting terrorism.

Diagnostics of terrorist threat through understanding thinking personality of terrorist (terrorist group)

Analyzed certain aspects of the logical thinking of the personality of the terrorist, his
socio-psychological portrait. It is proved that the thinking of such a criminal is difficult to
unambiguously interpret, it is distorted, one-sided, without alternative, subject to the same goal –
the realization of a terroristact. The emotional component occupies more space than any
logical analysis, monitoring.
Describes the causes of emotional lability of the person, the ease of instantaneous

Psycho-legal portrait of the terrorist person

The modern understanding of the psychological and legal portrait of a person of a
terrorist through the prism of general psychological characteristics, criminal law and
criminological phenomena is analyzed for a qualitatively new understanding of the problems
connected with the organization of terrorist groups, the commission of terrorist crimes and
their disclosure. The opinions of Ukrainian and foreign scientists in the field of combating
terrorism are analyzed.

Relevance of illegal migration processes and international terroristic activity

The article is devoted to the disclosure of the phenomenon of illegal migration, which, in its turn, is an extremely favorable environment for international terroristic activities. It is in the environment of illegal migrants that terrorist organizations look for direct perpetrators of terrorist acts, spread criminal ideas of revenge, hatred of “prosperous” countries and their citizens.

Determinants of origin and associations organized terrorist

Annotation: the article is devoted to the analysis of objective and subjective determinants influencing the emergence and activities of organized terrorist groups. The objective determinants are the occasion to unite individuals in such organizations. Subjective determinants contribute to a person's membership in a terrorist association.

Peculiarities of functioning and challenges of the EU development in the short term perspective (2017–2018)

The authors consider the newest internal and external threats to the EU in the nearest future (2017-2018) which are determined by global, regional and local trends of world development and changes of political, economic and security priorities of the EU within the context of signing the Rome Declaration in 2017. It is asserted that the economic risks and strengthening of Euroscepticism are considered as traditional for the functioning of the EU.