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Europe Security

New French anti-terror law will only be partially effective

The new anti-terrorism law, if arbitrarily applied, could have the perverse effect of increasing radicalization and is unlikely to stem small-scale attacks.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

What the terrorist attack in Mogadishu tells us about the resurgence of Al-Shabaab

The latest Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu was among the deadliest the group conducted in the country and it signalled the weakness of the Somali government.

Asia Pacific Security

ASEAN’s anti-terror coordination problem

On September 19 and 20, the ten ASEAN member countries gathered for two Ministerial Meetings to further define and strengthen the bloc’s position on counter-terrorism.

North America Security

The one thing that could make Trump move on gun control

In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, there will be renewed calls for tighter gun control in the US. A ban on assault weapons, longer waiting periods,

Europe Security

How a shrinking Islamic State creates new risks in Europe

As the Islamic State loses territory, Europe will almost certainly continue to face an elevated risk of crude attacks conducted by radical Islamists

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Hamas reaches out to Algeria

Qatar´s calls for Hamas officials to leave the Gulf state prompted the group to seek to disperse its leadership, citing Algeria as a potential base.

Europe Politics

Three reasons why the Barcelona attacks tip the scales towards Catalan independence

The Barcelona attack brought to light growing tensions likely to influence the upcoming referendum.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s looming concerns: violent unrest and a fragile economy

Egypt’s economy has garnered the attention of the IMF. Investments are facing risks from the escalating violence and increasing prices hamper.

Asia Pacific Security

A home affairs super ministry: Australia’s new national security framework

Australia’s security apparatus is getting a makeover but when it comes to tackling the threat of terrorism is the UK’s Home Office really the best model?

Europe Security

After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe

After its military set backs, the Islamic State will continue to constitute a major terrorist threat in Western Europe in the foreseeable future.