Archive for the ‘Special Analysis’ Category

LATIN AMERICA AND THE IMF – PAST AND PROSPECTS (Case studies: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Comments Off

The recent economic and social developments in Latin America and especially the prospect of an electoral year for nearly all of the countries in the region are closely watched by analysts who see that, while currently in all of these countries pragmatic and moderate candidates are dominating the polls, there is a high risk of […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 13, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: New Group Claims Deadly Ambush On Egyptian Security Forces Southwest Of Cairo On November 3, 2017, a hitherto unknown group that calls itself Ansar Al-Islam publicly claimed responsibility for the largescale ambush against Egyptian security forces which occurred on October 20, 2017, in the Al-Wahat Al-Bahriyyah area (“the Bahriyyah Oasis”) southwest of Cairo. In […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 6, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Claims Responsibility For New York Terror Attack In the November 3, 2017 issue of its weekly news bulletin Al-Naba’, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the October 31, 2017 truck ramming in lower Manhattan. EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Group Publishes Article Questioning Authenticity Of Bin Laden Abbottabad Files On November 2, 2017, a […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Which Regularly Circulates Potential Targets For Lone Wolf Attacks Publishes Address Of Christian School In London On October 9, 2017, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel that regularly posts information about potential targets as inspiration for lone wolf attacks, shared the address of a school in London. EXCLUSIVE: Reports Of New […]

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THE BALKAN ROUTE: FROM WARLORDS TO MIGRANTS AND JIHADISTS

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Comments Off

Several developments and incidents are bringing again to the analysts’ attention the area in the Balkan Peninsula traditionally known as “the Balkan Route”. In this geopolitical region of Southeast Europe, an area of 550,000 km², about 55 million people live together, with different identities, and sometimes in adversarial ethnic, cultural and political relations. After the […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Libyan Official Reveals Information on ISIS in Libya On September 28, 2017, the Director of the Investigation Bureau in the Office of the General Secretary of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Sadiq Al-Sur, held a press conference lasting approximately an hour and 20 minutes, during which he revealed new details about […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Comments Off

UPDATED – ISIS Claims Attack At Las Vegas Music Festival, Says ‎Attacker Converted To Islam A Few Months Ago On October 2, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) news agency A’maq claimed responsibility for the previous evening’s deadly shooting attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, in which over 50 people were killed and […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Comments Off

Urdu Daily: Hekmatyar-Led Hizb-e-Islami Opposes Move To Shut Down Taliban’s Qatar Office, Taliban Leaders Could Move To TurkeyAccording to a Pakistan-based Urdu-language daily, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has opposed an initiative by the Afghan government to have the Afghan Taliban’s political office in Doha, Qatar shut down. ISIS Claims Stabbing Attack In Marseille, France On October […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, October 2, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS In Libya Threatens U.S., Italy, France; Encourages Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi A 17-minute video released September 24, 2017 by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya’s Al-Barqa (Cyrenaica) Province documents the organization’s activities in the desert regions of eastern Libya, focusing on raids and suicide attacks on checkpoints and other military facilities of the Eastern […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Comments Off

Editorial In Al-Naba Weekly Exhorts ISIS Members To Honor Their Oath Of Allegiance To Al-Baghdadi The September 15, 2017 editorial of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) Al-Naba weekly, posted on the Nasher News Agency Telegram page and elsewhere, urges ISIS members to adhere to their oath of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. Issue 6 […]

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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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Middle east events and news

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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