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Terrorist Leadership Decapitation: Pros and Cons. Presentation of the Book by Jenna Jordan

... School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. As a specialist on international security and political violence, Jenna Jordan evaluates the effectiveness of a strategy of eliminating a terrorist group's leader. One of the central pillars of US counterterrorism policy is that capturing or killing a terrorist group's leader is effective. Yet this pillar rests more on a foundation of faith than facts. In Leadership Decapitation, Jenna Jordan examines over a thousand instances of leadership targeting—involving groups such as Hamas, al Qaeda, Shining Path, and ISIS—to identify the successes, failures, and unintended consequences of this strategy. Is this strategy effective, or are there more effective ones ...


Middle East: Everyone for Himself

Chairman of the PIR Center Council Lt-Gen Yevgeny Buzhinsky (Ret.) speaks on the prospects for a collective security system in the Middle East, regional divergences and the influence of external forces in an interview with on the sidelines of the Valdai Club’s Middle East Conference. Chairman of the PIR Center Council Lt-Gen Yevgeny Buzhinsky (Ret.) speaks ...


A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... reason: to help stabilize the relationship and buffer against conflict in the future. The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. The report offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area. Contributors : Heather A. Conley, William Courtney, R. Kim Cragin, Lynn E. Davis, Ambassador James Dobbins, Suzanne Freeman, Andrei Korneyev, Sarah Ladislaw, ...


Lost Hopes: 15 Years of Global Antiterrorist Campaign

... Today, IS is the strongest enemy and it is spreading its influence even beyond the Middle East. Apparently, new acts of terror will be committed Europe, but they will... ... or later, the US will have to realize that military might will only exacerbate the terrorism problem, not solve it. Now a political solution to the problems accumulated... ... based on the current realities of an even more dangerous and unpredictable world. 1 . USA PATRIOT Act. Its full title is: “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing...


Paris Events Will Further Tighten the Middle East Knot

The attacks will almost inevitably lead to an escalation of war in Iraq and Syria, as well as to changes in the balance of forces in the Middle East as a whole. Although it will take time to truly evaluate the consequences of the November 13 massacre in Paris for the French, European and world politics, some conclusions can be made now. The attacks will almost inevitably lead to an escalation ...


Can Bombs Ever Be a Substitute for Diplomacy?

... Assad and has expressed doubts about the effectiveness of cooperating with Russia in resolving the most acute crisis in the Middle East. Do serious politicians and experts in the West really believe that bombing will solve the problem of Islamic extremism ... ... effective substitute for diplomacy and foreign policy? You do not have to be an expert on Islamism to understand that extremism and terrorism in the Middle East have deep socio-economic and political roots — and that Islamism stems in part from multiple ...


Is It A New War Against Terrorism?

Sohail Mahmood (Pakistan), Mehdi Dehnavi (Iran) The recent extremist uprisings in the Middle East are one of the most alarming international news of this year. International ... ... support among people. Countries at stake: fragile Iraq and turbulent Syria. Is the USA again at war with terrorist? RIAC has gathered opinions from renowned foreign experts... ... in the region. Mehdi Dehnavi Mehdi Dehnavi: No hope for a succesful campaign against terrorism without Russia and Iran Project Director at Center for Strategic Defense Research...


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