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NATO’s Importance to the Security of the United States

By Cynthia M. Lardner   A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Observations of an Expat: Disastrous Middle East Victory

Nicole Tung   By Tom Arms It looks as if the fighting in Iraq and Syria will draw to a close in 2017. We won and lost.

The Existential Threat

Francois Lenoir/Reuters   By 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.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: Putin’s backing the Afghani Taliban

AFP photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner Many different radicalized extremist groups operate in Afghanistan, including the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. While ISIS and the Taliban share an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam with the avowed purpose of advancing radicalized Islam, the difference stops there. Whereas ISIS and al-Qaeda have adopted a global jihad against […]

300 civilians killed in just 11 US-led coalition air strikes in Syria

AFP photo   By Amnesty International Just 11 US-led coalition air strikes in Syria appear to have killed some 300 civilians, according to new analysis from human rights NGO Amnesty International today, despite US claims that only one person has been killed by such aerial attacks.

The demagogue Boko Haram and the radical flight of terrorism

By Ogunniyi Abayomi   An ideology of a malignant affair that eludes a destabilizing compromise to fulfil the fanatic verse of the book in the name of religious belief.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: God Bless, Not Bash, America

By Cynthia M. Lardner   Prologue   Having been an American expat living in the Netherlands for a year now, I have listened to vociferous criticism of the United States. There seems to exist an international sentiment that the U.S. is singularly responsible for resolving every conflict and handling every crisis. One recent article went […]

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

Shaheen Mollah   By 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.

Who is behind ISIS?

By 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.

How to deal with the threat of the Islamic State

By 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 […]

Notes from America: My Mosque, My Imam and Me

By Ahmed Tharwat In a time of crisis and in the absence of rational thinking, people express grievances differently. In America, the mass shooting in San Bernardino has further radicalized anti-Muslim feeling.

Crude bombs blasted in Bangladesh Hindu temple, ten injured

By Sheuli Akter Ten people were hurt, six critically, as three crude bombs blasted in a Hindu temple early on Saturday morning in the northwestern Dinajpur district of Bangladesh.

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

By 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.

Not ISIS, but the Superpowers that are killing us

By Sattar Rind In our local lingo there is a proverb or saying that ‘the axe is not cutting the tree, but the piece of wood, part of the tree itself, that is responsible for downing the tree’. Looking to this proverb, if we were to analyse the war of statements between the superpowers, we […]

‘Defending London’: Designing Preventive Measures to Combat Terrorism

  By Anant Mishra On September 11, 2001 it was made clear that the United States had a new enemy: Al Qaeda and the new breed of extremism later termed as ‘Islamic Terrorism’.

THE SYRIAN TUNNEL AND THE SPRING

  By Fadi Elhusseini When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone started to think that the long-awaited moment […]