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

Director of nationwide Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. provided the 2016 annual U.S. intelligence group world wide danger evaluate in Congressional testimony on February nine, 2016. within the released document, Clapper offers an intensive evaluate of the prestige of attainable threats from a wide selection of countries and terror teams. as well as the 2016 overview, this compilation comprises the 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 checks for comparability and ancient reference, plus vital extra fabric, together with the 2016 protection Intelligence organization all over the world probability evaluation, the Obama White residence nationwide protection method issued in early February 2015, comments via nationwide safety consultant Susan Rice at the NSS, and dozens of statements on nationwide protection and the intelligence group from specialist witnesses and officials.

Obviously, the Islamic nation (ISIS, or ISIL) is an important concentration of those exams, besides cyber threats from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. different issues coated: worldwide THREATS * Cyber and know-how Terrorism * guns of Mass Destruction and Proliferation * area and Counterspace * Counterintelligence * Transnational geared up Crime * Economics and ordinary assets * Human protection * nearby THREATS * East Asia * China * Southeast Asia * North Korea * Russia and Eurasia * Russia * Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova * The Caucasus and valuable 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 * critical the USA * Cuba * Venezuela * Brazil.

The usa and its allies are dealing with a demanding possibility atmosphere in 2016. Sunni violent extremism has been on an upward trajectory because the overdue Nineteen Seventies and has extra teams, individuals, and secure havens than at the other element in heritage. whilst, Shia violent extremists will most likely deepen sectarian tensions in accordance with genuine and perceived threats from Sunni violent extremists and to improve Iranian influence.

The Islamic kingdom of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has develop into the preeminent terrorist risk 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 a variety of objectives around the globe. ISIL's narrative helps jihadist recruiting, draws others to trip to Iraq and Syria, attracts participants 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 located to make profits in 2016, regardless of counterterrorism strain that has mostly degraded the network's management in Afghanistan and Pakistan. they'll proceed to pose a probability to neighborhood, local, or even potentially international pursuits as tested by way of the January 2015 assault on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo via 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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