Understanding Islamic State, death cults and empty slogans

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Rupen Savoulian

In Australia, politicians of all stripes are conducting a national conversation about the origins, rise and ways to challenge the fundamentalist militia Islamic State (IS).

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The Caribbean’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist

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Ricardo Swire

The United States’ Executive Order 13224 Section 1(b) describes Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) designation that targets terrorists and anyone providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

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The Existential Threat

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Ricardo Swire

Today’s global security environment is the most unpredictable in half a century. Wars are usually fought to change regimes, alter borders, acquire resources and impose ideologies, almost never to completely eliminate another State and its people.

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Bangladesh busts militant den: Nine killed in gun battle with law enforcers

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Sheuli Akter

Terror-gripped Bangladesh has been striving to rein militant activities. As part of various efforts, Bangladesh law enforcers early Tuesday busted a militant den where nine suspected militants of banned Islamist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were killed in a “gunfight” during the raid on the group’s hideout in the capital Dhaka.

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Who is behind ISIS?

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Sattar Rind

Is this news not enough for the world to stand up? On Tuesday morning thirty five innocent people were killed at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station by Islamic extremists in the European Union’s symbolic heart.

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How to deal with the threat of the Islamic State

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Philipp Müller

In the aftermath of the terror attacks on Paris by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday, 13th November 2015, it has become more important than ever for European policymakers to determine how to deal with the threat posed by the IS. The French president Francois Hollande has announced to wage a ‘pitiless war’ against the IS and French aircraft have increased their bombing raids on IS-held territory in Syria. However, the IS has been the target of bombing raids by the United States air force for over a year now and shows no sign of collapsing.

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US, UK express shock, Australia to withdraw volunteers following Bangladesh mosque attack

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Sheuli Akter

The United States and United Kingdom have expressed deep shock at the attack on a Shia Mosque in Bangladesh, while the Australian government has decided to withdraw its government funded volunteers from Bangladesh by Dec. 31.

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