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North America Politics

The New York bombing: Repercussions on political and social discourse

September’s New York bombing increases the risk of Islamophobia and has potential impacts on the presidential race.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Syria’s latest ceasefire: a declaration of war

The ceasefire will act as a window of opportunity to bring much-needed relief to Syria’s beleaguered populace as well as an opportunity to isolate the increasingly influential Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

International Security

15 years after 9/11: the evolution of Islamist terrorism

9/11 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most defining terrorist attacks in modern history. It shook the western world and had lasting effects.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen: The forgotten war

Despite being a catalyst for the growth of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as for a growing anti-western sentiment in the region, the Yemen conflict has lacked

Europe Security

The emerging Islamic State Threat in the North Caucasus

The expansion of Islamic State operations in the North Caucasus is part of the group’s wider international strategy. It also highlights ISIS ongoing power struggle with al-Qaeda-linked groups. Since the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Four ways in which ISIS outmuscles Al-Qaeda

 ISIS is a hybrid terrorist actor far different from Al-Qaeda because of its state-building approach, as well as its strategy and means to reach its goals. On June 29th 2014,

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

CVE: A necessary tool in Kenya’s security drive

The occurrence of unprecedented terrorist attacks across the globe has driven policy makers to invest in initiatives that prevent rather than react to the roots of violent extremism. As Kenya

Europe

The Paris fidayin attacks

Since at least 2007, the probability of a kinetic, multi-phased, small cadre attack against a major Western metropolis has crystallized. The terrorist attacks in Paris — a smacking sequel to the

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Investing in Mali? An in-depth look at Malian political and security risk

Mali has in recent years flipped from being a heralded model of democracy to being mired in civil war. The history of the large, arid country in the western Sahel

Middle East/North Africa Security

Algeria’s Changes at the Top Cause Uncertainty

In late July Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for the dismissal of three senior security officials. Without a formal announcement, many are now questioning the reasons behind the decision. On