Search: Islamic State (102 materials)

 

Cyber Caliphate: What Apps Are the Islamic State Using?

... repeatedly accused of being the messaging application of terrorists, and in the context of the messaging service’s being blocked, the discussion surrounding the rights of citizens to engage in private correspondence grew more heated. The example of the Islamic State, however, only goes to show that militants shall not live by Telegram alone: they act much more competently and work to keep a step ahead of law enforcement agencies. What tools do terrorists actually use and how should we fight against ...

25.05.2018

Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information

... to officials but we have not had anything like in Barcelona, Nice or London. So, it is relatively low but something that is certainly a priority for the security services. We also have Canadians who have got outside of the country to join groups like Islamic State and have carried out attacks outside of Canada. And, of course, we are worried about the possibility that some might come home radicalized and do something in Canada. Canada generally is not a top target for terrorist groups. I mean, terrorist ...

20.05.2018

Moscow’s Iraq strategy: Make lots of friends

... against it interfered with the Russia-Iraq weapons relationship. Then, after the US-led coalition’s overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq got most of its weapons from the United States. Ambassador of Iraq to Russia: the War against Islamic State in Iraq is Won Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been trying to gradually rebuild its ties with Iraq on numerous levels. Moscow sees Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections as an opportunity to breathe new life into relations to ...

15.05.2018

The Evolution of the Peshmerga vs. the Case of Islamic State in Iraq

... surrounding the interrelation of foreign policy and security and the contemporary nature of conventional and unconventional war, both in terms of conflict typology and the relevant actors [ 1 ]. This debate has been further stimulated by the rise of Islamic State (IS), as both state and non-state entities fight ‘small wars’ which have become inextricably linked to the concept of ‘hybrid war’. This increasingly common type of warfare involves both conventional military force and the employment ...

17.04.2018

Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism?

Interview with Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis With the world constantly following the events in the Middle East, much now depends on the shape, form and ‘policy’ Islamic State is going to take. What form will the IS take? What role will cryptocurrencies play in funding terrorists? How can Russia and the US cooperate in fighting mutual security threats? RIAC expert Tatyana Kanunnikova discusses these issues with ...

13.02.2018

Wars in the Name of Islam: What Comes Next?

... million Ukrainians came to Russia. However, thank God, there is no new war in Lebanon, the situation remains the same there. The conflict is not spreading. They will come to terms: a positive scenario for the Middle East Alexey Malashenko: The Lessons of Islamic State There is an absolutely opposite, positive scenario. What is happening now in the Middle East is similar to the Thirty Years' War. The Thirty Years' War will be over, the people of the Middle East will understand how bad it is to kill each ...

18.09.2017

The Lessons of Islamic State

Attempts to Formulate the Islamic Alternative Will be Repeated Rituraj Mate: AQIS & ISIS approaches in India Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a group that emerged in Iraq in 1999 and joined al-Qaeda in 2004, may be considered the precursor of Islamic State (IS). The new organization assumed the name “Al-Qaeda in Iraq.” In 2006, it merged with several Islamist groups and assumed the name “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.” It is also called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” ...

07.08.2017

AQIS & ISIS approaches in India

ISIS is a far newer force than al-Qaeda on the Indian Subcontinent, but already it has had a large number of recruits arrested, of its recruiters deported, and a shocking number of cells busted. Since its inception back in 2014, the terrorist group known as “al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent,” or AQIS for short, has been attempting to generate a strong support base in India. However, it has so far not been able to manage a significant foothold amongst the Muslim population in the country. Initially...

20.07.2017

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... political and economic sanctions placed on Moscow for its annexation of Crimea and its political military interference in eastern Ukraine. In the struggle against violent extremism, the U.S., Europeans and Russia generally agree on the need to control the Islamic State. However, there has been a significant lack of coordination that has been further antagonizing relations. First, NATO-member Turkey shot down a Russian aircraft in November 2015 — an action that tested the NATO-Russia relationship, even ...

28.06.2017

In the Skies over Syria: Rivalry Instead of Coordinated Actions

... Syria. It appears that the military operations being carried out by all the parties involved in those regions have entered a new and more dangerous phase. The government forces have consolidated their control over the western parts of Syria, while the Islamic State is under attack from different sides. The focus of the hostilities has shifted to the area of Daraa in the south of the country, close to the border with Jordan and Iraqi. Who will take the territories that are currently being liberated ...

27.06.2017
 

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