Search: Terrorism,France (12 materials)


French-American Cooperation in Africa: Managing Insecurity?

... were largely abandoned in favour of humanitarian and development aid. Later, after the 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania , the events of 9/11, and the 2012 Benghazi attack , Africa re-emerged as a US security concern. As opposed to France, in its fight against terrorism the US prefers to keep its engagement to a minimum, act through regional partners, and maintain a relatively light footprint, using targeted killings via drones and Special Forces missions. Incidentally, this is precisely where French and US ...


The Invisible Front of Islamic Terrorism

The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 gave a new impetus to the international fight against Islamic terrorism. However, the initial optimism and hopes that a single broad coalition against Islamic State (lately also referred to ... ... territory with astonishing speed. There was a real threat that the central government would fall. It was at this point that France, the former colonial leader, stepped in. Operation Serval was carried out in January–February 2013 (officially it ...


Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

... extremism is promoted and perpetuated, how women and sexuality are repressed. We must also be careful in the West of how we manage our military-industrial complex and our own tendency to overreact to terrorism that, in the long run, actually creates more terrorism by generating more hate, destabilization, terrorist recruits, and by playing right into the terrorists’ playbook. As France and the world decide how to react to this horrific terrorist attack—one following on the verily likely terrorist downing of a Russian airliner in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula—it is important to take a breath. This could very well lead ...


Paris Events Will Further Tighten the Middle East Knot

... government also cannot avoid launching a major retribution. It might include more intensive attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and a clearer and more coordinated allied strategy will certainly replace the rather haphazard attacks. Since France is unlikely to rally enough capabilities, even with the help of major European countries, for an effective response, Europe is likely to appeal to the United States, which has so far preferred to distance itself from the Middle East developments....


We cannot completely rule out the possibility of terrorist attacks in Russia

According to the information available, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. Its goal is to push France out of the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq. Yes, it was a terrorist act. But a special one – a series of well-planned and coordinated attacks on several sites at once. Overall, they say, there were six or seven attacks, involving ...


Nice to meet you, Je suis Charlie

... coordination with Said and Cherif Kouachi, the "brothers from our team," who carried out the massacre at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on the 7th of January,2015. picture alliance / Tone Koene / Vostock Photo Eugenia Obichkina: Counter-Terrorism Mobilization in France He added that: "We did things a bit together and a bit apart, so that it'd have more impact," and added that he had helped the brothers financially with "a few thousand euros" for the operation. Also frequent contact between ...


Yemeni Islamists’ Triumph

... terrorist organisation al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), recently made a statement in which he announced the organisation’s involvement in the shootings of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff on 7 January, 2015 in Paris [1] . . This act of terrorism was the biggest in AQAP’s history outside Yemen and was nothing other than revenge for the honour of the prophet Muhammad. At the same time, according to statements by the leader of the group the attack was carefully planned, with France being chosen because of its “obvious role in the war against Islam” [2] . Al-Ansi’s statement was no coincidence and fully justified. In fact in 2011 Saïd, one of the two Kouachi brothers who carried out the attack on Charlie ...


The Second Front of Islamic Terrorism

... but also toward all those who have suffered from terrorism in the world. Otherwise, Islamist preachers will acquire one more argument in support of their world vision. BULENT KILIC / AFP Marc Hecker: Jihad in Syria and in Iraq: a Сhallenge for France The extended conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, as well as rising Islamist radicalism in Western Europe are prompting an overall revision to the counterterrorism strategy of the 2000s which not only has failed to avert the terrorist threat, but rather has made it much more menacing. With efforts concentrated on fighting manifestations of terrorism, its causes are largely intact and becoming more numerous,...


Counter-Terrorism Mobilization in France

... on the other hand avoid a “clash of civilizations” inside France and around the world ( in French ). This is the main challenge facing the French state and the European multiculturalism. These ideas boil down to three succinct statements: France is waging war on terrorism, jihadism and radical Islam, but it is not fighting religions: Islam and the Muslims; the main stake in this struggle is protecting the secular state (“The only thing that it is important to uphold is secularism, secularism and only secularism ...


Jihad in Syria and in Iraq: a Сhallenge for France

... Syria may have his or her passport and identity card removed for a maximum duration of two years. In case of an attempt to leave France, he or she may be condemned to 3 years in prison. This measure will not be foolproof in so far as national boundaries are ... ... jihadists’ use of the Internet. Namely, it provides for the heavy sanctioning (up to 7 years in prison) of the glorification of terrorism on the Internet. It also allows French authorities to block radical websites. This measure will most probably be inefficient: ...


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