6 Oct 2014 The War on Terrorism: The Way Forward
Why is there still no international strategy to combat the so-called Islamic State? Gawdat Bahgat blames 1) conflicting regional and global interests; 2) continued uncertainty over Iran; 3) disagreements between civilian and military leaders, especially in the US; and 4) the absence of a political-ideological strategy to complement what are now mere airstrikes. More on «The War on Terrorism: The Way Forward»
30 Sep 2014 To Build a Network
Al-Qaeda’s evolution into a flatter and more autonomous organization reinforces a point John Arquilla made over a decade ago – it takes a network to fight a network. Since then, America’s efforts to build effective security networks have been rather clumsy, with the exception of the US military. More on «To Build a Network»
24 Sep 2014 Africa’s Islamic State?
The international community needs to invest more social, economic and military resources into the fight against Boko Haram, claims J Peter Pham. If it doesn’t renew its focus on Nigeria, African nations may indeed end up having a dangerous Islamic State in their midst. More on «Africa’s Islamic State?»