Category Archives: Terrorism

Der Einsatz der Österreichischen Streitkräften nach Terroranschlägen

von Lukas Bittner. Er ist Mitarbeiter im Büro für Sicherheitspolitik im österreichischen Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport. Nach den verheerenden Terroranschlägen in Paris und Brüssel kamen sowohl in Frankreich als auch in Belgien Streitkräfte zur Unterstützung der Exekutivkräfte zum Einsatz. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Islamic State: Four Key Factors for its Unexpected Success – part two

by Andrin Hauri. He graduated from the University of Lausanne with a Master’s Degree in Political Science and holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the University of Basel. For decades, it has been the … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Islamic State: Four Key Factors for its Unexpected Success – part one

by Andrin Hauri. He graduated from the University of Lausanne with a Master’s Degree in Political Science and holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the University of Basel. The Islamic State (IS) [1], until … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Security Forces Are Worsening the Southern Insurgency

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The insurgency in Southern Thailand has confounded analysts and journalists … Continue reading

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From Afghanistan to Yemen: How the US is trying to destroy ISIS

Following the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by a group of ragtag militants and rebels the term “lead from behind” entered the lexicon for a brief time. Here for a short moment, it seemed to … Continue reading

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Al-Qaida weitet sein Einflussgebiet in Westafrika aus

Mitte März wurde die Elfenbeinküste Opfer eines großen Terrorangriffs in Westafrika. An den Stränden von Grand-Bassam, einem sowohl bei Einheimischen als auch bei Expats beliebten Strandressort, starben nicht weniger als 15 Zivilisten und 3 Einsatzkräfte der Spezialeinheiten, als sechs Angreifer … Continue reading

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Hamas Is Hardline but Palestinian Islamic Jihad Is Even More Extreme

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The Islamic Resistance … Continue reading

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Reaper Drones Revealed to be Operating from Jordan

While lawmakers were publicly pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to let Jordan borrow drones, U.S. or coalition Reapers were quietly being deployed to the country to track and kill ISIS. Satellite imagery shows that Jordan’s Muwaffaq airbase is now home … Continue reading

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Israel’s Complex Interconnectedness in Counterterrorism

by Emily Murphy (Instagram). She is a student in the Political Science Honors and Islamic Civilizations and Societies Departments at Boston College, as well as a Research Fellow for the Political Science Department.   In mid-January, Israel and the United … Continue reading

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The maritime threat of the Islamic State in Libya: a case of much ado over nothing?

by Ben Ho Wan Beng and Henrik Paulsson. They are researchers with the Military Studies Programme at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and hold master’s degree in strategic studies from the same institution. A top naval officer with … Continue reading

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