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Syrian Surprises

The Mutating Inter-Relations among the Key Actors in the Syrian Conflict: Russia, the United States, Turkey, Iran and Israel The Syrian crisis continues to bring new surprises. Analysts are becoming increasingly concerned with the “mutating” configuration of relations among the global and regional actors, driven primarily by the developments in Idlib Governorate. These relations have always been volatile, but the dynamics of the changes that are currently taking place are far greater that they...

04.10.2018

Europe’s Attempts to Understand Online Extremism

... Conference that was held at the University of Amsterdam on 20 – 21 August 2018. The event was devoted to a wide range of issues related to current and future trends in violent online extremism and research on the intersections of violent extremism, terrorism and the Internet. These are online radicalization, recruitment into violent extremist and terrorist groups, the role of women and children, public attitudes to extremist propaganda on the Internet and much more. Dr. Maura Conway , a professor ...

25.09.2018

Interview to British Channel 4

... diplomacy and politics are not about liking or disliking, it is for human beings as individuals to use this terminology. President Assad is protecting the sovereignty of his country. He is protecting his country and in a broader sense the region from terrorism, which was really about a couple of weeks from taking over Damascus in September 2015. We did not want the repetition of tragedies, which happened during last couple of decades through the “adventures”. Maybe even more than a couple of decades....

02.07.2018

Philip Ingram: Using HUMINT in Cyberspace Is Best to Fight Extremists Online

... leaving the military in 2010, I went into the steel industry as a sales and marketing director to learn about business before, some 3 years later, leaving to set up my own company and get into journalism and consulting specialising in intelligence, terrorism, defence, security and geopolitics. I now run my own company called Grey Hare Media providing expert content for global media outlets. At present, you are retired military intelligence officer but you still deal with counter-terrorism issues....

21.06.2018

Cyber Caliphate: What Apps Are the Islamic State Using?

... Anonymous Networks Оn a deeper, internal level, militants employ other communication tools more reliable than social networks. In September 2017, political scientist and member of the non-profit RAND Corporation and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism at The Hague, Colin P. Clarke suggested that ISIS would most likely continue to use encrypted messaging to organize direct terrorist attacks abroad even if the caliphate were to become a “less centralized entity”. However, terrorists have ...

25.05.2018

Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information

... it is often the case, politically motivated decisions — especially those that receive major international implications — become a real pain in the neck for professionals. Primarily, this concerns the area of security and, in particular, counter-terrorism efforts, which should be conducted within the framework of international cooperation. A vivid example is the suspension of Russia’s membership in the G8 in March 2014 due to Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation. The other members ...

20.05.2018

Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition

It is quite probable that Russia will stop offering itself as a Western partner and will step aside and deal with problems inside and near its borders Terrorism and extremism are a global problem common to all modern states. Specific acts of terror are perpetrated by different forces with their own political goals, doctrines and methods. However, the international community represented by the UN Security ...

10.04.2018

Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

... State (IS) in Afghanistan. Undoubtedly, IS in Afghanistan has major consequences for Central Asia and Russian territories with Muslim populations. In this regard, the Pakistan military has extensively been exposed to and gained experience in counter-terrorism. Pakistan army’s experience in countering guerrilla warfare in Pakistan’s mountainous areas adjacent to Afghanistan has enough importance to be shared with Russia.  Terrorism has become imminent threat for Russia. To counter the scourge ...

28.02.2018

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

... shows no serious interest in de-radicalization and exploitation programs. This has been a consistent trend in Washington under the administrations of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. In your opinion, will cryptocurrencies become a significant source of terrorism funding? Some experts believe that pressure on traditional methods of financing may facilitate this process. In the old days of the 1970s and 1980s, most terrorist groups raised funds primarily through extortion, kidnappings, bank robberies ...

13.02.2018

What Future for the Middle East?

... we have selected three main issues, which are also interconnected: the hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Sunni and Shia; the stabilisation of oil prices, which are now rising but remain — as always — difficult to predict; the presence of terrorism, which, despite ISIS’ decline, is still a problem well beyond the region. Starting with the geopolitics, there clearly are two main contenders. Both are quite rich, have vast economic potential, young populations, immense resources, but are ...

23.01.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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