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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS-Sinai Claims September 11, 2017 Attacks On Gaza Border, Releases Photos Of One Of The Attacks On September 13, 2017, ISIS Sinai claimed responsibility for two deadly attacks on Egyptian police and military forces near Rafah on September 11, 2017. AQAP Senior Commander Ibrahim Asiri Vows To Continue Targeting U.S. Until It Stops Supporting […]

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Comments Off

ISIS Releases Issue 13 Of ‘Rumiyah,’ Threatens To Escalate Attacks Against ‘Infidel’ Countries On September 9, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) released Issue 13 of its monthly online magazine Rumiyah, in which it condemned European countries for taking part in the war against it under the leadership of the U.S. and threatened to “escalate” its […]

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CYBER VULNERABILITIES: THREATS FROM THE FUTURE’S PIRATES

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Comments Off

In recent years, cyber-attacks have become a significant challenge to the security of the modern state and society. With the rising frequency of malicious actions in cyberspace, followed by billion-dollar losses and damages to the credibility of the targeted entities, governments began to establish strategies, policies, agencies and procedures to defend against cyber-threats. Nevertheless, the […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 11, 2017 Comments Off

ISIS Threatens To Down U.S. Jets In Video, Invites U.S. To Send Ground Troops To Raqqa, Syria On September 5, 2017, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa, Syria released a video threatening to down U.S. jets and calling on the U.S. to either stop the war or send ground troops to […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, September 11, 2017 Comments Off

Intense Criticism In Iraq: The Hizbullah Deal Endangers Iraq’s Security Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-’Abadi denounced the deal between the Lebanese Hizbullah and ISIS, as part of which ISIS fighters were bused to the Syria-Iraq border, saying: “We must not give terror a chance anywhere. Transferring terrorists to the Syria-Iraq border threatens our people… The […]

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Middle East events and news

Monday, September 4, 2017 Comments Off

ISIS News Agency A’maq: Suicide Commando Fighters Stormed U.S. Base In Al-Shadadi, Syria A communique released August 27, 2017 by ISIS’ official news agency A’maq cited “internal security sources” as saying that ISIS suicide commando fighters attacked a U.S. base in the city of Al-Shadadi near Al-Hasake in Syria. ISIS Claims Brussels Knife Attack On […]

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Mali – developpements

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Comments Off

28 aout 2017 : L’Essentiel-Du Jour ________________________________________ MISE EN ŒUVRE DE L’ACCORD, PAIX ET RÉCONCILIATION, STABILISATION ET RELÈVEMENT TABITAL PULAAKU ET CMA SE CONCERTENT POUR LA PAIX AU NORD ET AU CENTRE DU PAYS. (STUDIO TAMANI) MALI: UNE CARAVANE DE LA PAIX SUR KIDAL (RFI) LE GOUVERNEUR SIDI MOHAMED ISCHRACH S’EST RENDU A KIDAL : […]

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Middle East events and news

Monday, August 28, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Outlets: The ISIS Flag Will Fly At The White House And At The Presidential Palace In The Philippines Recent ISIS media campaigns are shining their spotlight on the East-Asian front, where an ISIS affiliate in Marawi, Philippines has succeeded in a partial takeover of the city of Marawi and has held its […]

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Middle East events and news

Monday, August 28, 2017 Comments Off

Iraqi MP Hakim Al-Zamili To The U.S.: Enough! We Won’t Allow You To Create A New ISIS For UsIraqi MP Hakim Al-Zamili, head of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, said that the Iraqis “have paid in rivers of blood in order to liberate Mosul” and that they will not tolerate the Americans “creating […]

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Middle East events and news

Monday, August 28, 2017 Comments Off

Istanbul Friday Sermon By Syrian Cleric Mohammad Basem Dahman: The U.S. Created ISIS To Distort The Image Of Islam In a Friday sermon delivered in Istanbul, Syrian cleric Sheikh Mohammad Basem Dahman said that ISIS was a purely American product, created in order to distort the image of Islam. EXCLUSIVE: Dispute Over Takfir Rocks Islamic […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 31, 2017 Comments Off

Advisor To Mahmoud Abbas Warns Of Global Religious War In Friday Sermon: The World Will Live To Regret It If It Does Not Rein Israel In In a July 21 Friday sermon, Sheikh Mahmoud Habbash, advisor to PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Religious and Islamic Affairs, directed a message toward the entire world, saying that […]

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JIHADIST PROPAGANDA: FROM BIN LADEN’S CAVE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Monday, July 10, 2017 Comments Off

The increasing frequency of terrorist attacks in the West, but also the consequences of the military offensive that is seen to bring about the end of the Daesh (ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State) terrorist group brought to the attention the power of the jihadist propaganda, which is increasingly seen as one of the main factors that […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

ISIS Media Group Urges Muslims In The West To Kill Their Neighbors On June 29, 2017, the Nasher News Agency, a group that distributes Islamic State (ISIS) publications and materials, posted calls on its Telegram channels urging ISIS supporters living in the West to carry out attacks on private homes and kill their neighbors. The […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

Resistance Axis Forces Directly Threaten U.S.: We Are On The Brink Of War On Syria-Iraq Border On June 9  2017, forces of the resistance axis, which is headed by Iran and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, reached the Syria-Iraq border. This is an important accomplishment of these forces vis-à-vis the U.S. and its […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

Russian Ambassador To Israel: We Do Not Consider Hamas And Hizbullah To Be Terrorists At All Russian Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein said, in a June 9, 2017 interview with the Israeli Russian-language Channel 9 TV, that Russia did not consider Hamas and Hizbullah to be terrorist organizations, since they have not carried out attacks […]

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Middle east news

Thursday, June 8, 2017 Comments Off

Marwan Kanafani, Former Advisor To Arafat: Palestine Cause No Longer The Most Serious Arab Issue, There Are More Syrian Refugees In a recent TV interview, Marwan Kanafani, former advisor to Yasser Arafat, blamed the Palestinian leaderships and political parties for the “regression” in the Palestinian cause, saying that the negotiations to bring about reconciliation between […]

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OIL PRICE AND GEOPOLITICAL SHIFTS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Comments Off

Geopolitics experts, as well as stock market analysts agree about the complex relationship between the developments on the world stage and those in the field of oil production and trade. While continuing to influence and be directly influenced by geopolitics, the fossil fuel industry, especially the oil sector’s importance is also challenged by the rapid […]

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HIZB UT-TAHRIR: HIDDEN DANGERS OF POLITICAL ISLAM

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Comments Off

Several recent terrorist attacks, such as those in Istanbul (1st of January 2017), St. Petersburg (3 April 2017) and Stockholm (4 April 2017) reflected, according to counterterrorism experts and analysts, the intensifying process of radicalization in the Muslim communities in Europe and Asia. In this process an important part is played by the organizations that […]

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Middle east news

Monday, April 24, 2017 Comments Off

Iraqi VP Al-Nujaifi Calls To Investigate Excessive Use Of Coalition Airpower In Battle For Mosul Iraqi Vice-President Osama Al-Nujaifi said that there was a “significant flaw” in the battle for Mosul and that there was “clear evidence that the airpower of the international coalition has been used in an exaggerated manner.” Speaking on Al-Arabiya network […]

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Middle East events and news

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Comments Off

Hamas Official Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: The Quran Tells Us To Drive the Jews Out Of Palestine In Its Entirety And To ‘Kill Them Wherever You May Find Them’ Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, one of Hamas’s leaders in Gaza, said that “removing the Jews from the land they occupied in 1948 is an immutable principle” appearing in the Quran, […]

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THE HORN OF AFRICA: INCREASING INTEREST OF SIGNIFICANT GEOPOLITICAL ACTORS

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Comments Off

Several recent developments but mostly the increasing military presence of some powerful international actors are attracting the analysts’ attention towards the Horn of Africa, one of the most complex and conflicted regions of the world. For the last 150 years, the Horn has been a theater for strategic power struggles: the British Empire’s demand to […]

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THE MOJAHEDINE E-KHALQ (MKO) (CASE STUDY)

Sunday, February 19, 2017 Comments Off

Several events in the last few months, especially in the context of the process of re-examining some major topics of Washington’s foreign policy – including the relationship with Iran – brought to the attention the Mojahedine e-Khalq (MKO)[1], a controversial anti-Tehran regime group with a complex history dating from the ‘970s. Recent developments The annual […]

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Friday, January 20, 2017 Comments Off

NIGERIA 2017: THE BOKO HARAM LEGACY AND THE NIGER DELTA INSURGENCIES (case study)   In the last days of 2016 it was announced that Nigeria’s army has captured Boko Haram’s last enclave in the Sambisa forest (Borno state, north-east of Nigeria). According to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, the capture marked the “final crushing of Boko […]

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TURKEY: A CHANGING INTERNAL AND GEOPOLITICAL SCENE

Thursday, October 20, 2016 Comments Off

The 15 July 2016 failed coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and, on the other hand, Ankara’s recent re-orientation of its foreign policy towards Russia, Israel and Iran, including its August military intervention in Syria are seen by most analysts as signs of a changing trend not only in Turkey’s political and social […]

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THE EU ENLARGEMENT AFTER BREXIT Case Study: the Western Balkans

Monday, August 15, 2016 Comments Off

Among the complex consequences of United Kingdom’s recent decision to withdraw from the European Union (Brexit), one of the main problems for the Union’s leaders – indeed, a component of the EU’s future – is the EU enlargement process, notably the accession of the six countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, […]

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‘BREXIT’: REGIONAL AND GEOPOLITICAL CONSEQUENCES

Friday, March 25, 2016 Comments Off

The “United Kingdom European Union membership referendum”, also known as the EU referendum, which is scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on 23 June 2016, is seen by many local and international observers as an important moment in the history of both the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU), with […]

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THE “INTERMARIUM”: A CENTURY-OLD SECURITY DOCTRINE REVISITED

Thursday, February 18, 2016 Comments Off

Recent developments a) On February 2, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled plans to add more heavy weapons and armored vehicles to prepositioned stocks in Eastern Europe in order to give the Pentagon two brigade sets worth of heavy equipment on NATO’s eastern frontier. The White House plans to pay for the additional weapons and […]

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DAESH: FROM THE RED SEA TO THE ATLANTIC; CASE STUDY: SOMALIA

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Comments Off

Born out of the Iraqi War in 2003, Daesh has stretched across the Middle East and into northern-Africa where today only the Mediterranean Sea separates the militants from Europe. It has conquered regions of Iraq, Syria and Libya while building a strong support structure in Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s Sinai Province, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Algeria. This […]

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FRANCE: LOSING THE STATUS OF REGIONAL POWER

Saturday, November 28, 2015 Comments Off

The November 13 Daesh attacks in Paris, followed shortly by the hostage-taking by al-Mourabitune at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali, an African country supposedly defended by France, brought into the light not only the failure of the Western approach of the current international terrorism, but also the complex process in […]

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FROM SYKES-PICOT TO OBAMA-PUTIN: POWER ACTORS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Saturday, October 31, 2015 Comments Off

Case Study: The migration wave and the Schengen agreement Most of the observers of the Middle East have become used to the talk about a new Middle East. They did so after the Camp David accords, the Oslo Agreements and most recently the Arab Spring. In the end, it resulted in the same old Middle […]

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CHINA: TOWARDS A SUPERPOWER STATUS — Case Study: The Chinese Influence in Africa

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Comments Off

The recent Group of Seven (G7) summit meeting in Schloss Elmau (Germany) took place in a global context marked not only by the proliferation of crises – from the Russian seizure of Crimea and the advent of the Islamic State to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and heightened tensions in the South and East […]

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“NEW” EUROPE(S?): FACING AN “OLD-STYLE” RUSSIA

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Comments Off

The recent evolutions in Europe are marked by the political crisis generated by the development in Ukraine, and by the economic crisis (itself turned into a political one) that affects most visibly Greece, but also other European states. Analysts see them as indicators of a geopolitical shift generated by what they call “the return of […]

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THE DIGITAL (COMING OF) AGE

Saturday, January 10, 2015 Comments Off

The growing number of political victories obtained with the help of the social media, as well as the revelations about the complex manipulation processes for which they might be used, the launching of the “digital citizenship” and the extending use of the Bitcoin, the year-end crisis generated by the cyber attack against Sony Pictures which […]

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JIHAD: FROM RELIGION TO TERRORISM

Monday, September 22, 2014 Comments Off

On the first day of the 2014 Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Syrian anti-Assad group called the “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)”[1] announced that it would be establishing a caliphate[2], or Islamic State (IS, which also became the organization’s new name), on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria. It also […]

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CASE STUDY: UKRAINE – The Prize/the Price of the Great Game

Saturday, August 2, 2014 Comments Off

For many analysts, geopolitics offers a useful framework to assess current events and evolutions in and around Ukraine, especially the movements of the power actors which have historically decided about its fate. The new feature that adds to Ukraine’s specific geopolitical position is independence, because Ukraine is an independent and sovereign state, already for more […]

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