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  • Brexit: Implications for Counter-terrorism

    Brexit will have negative consequences for counter-terrorism in the UK and in the EU. The UK will lose the possibility of enjoying the advantages the EU provides in this field and of fighting the threat transnationally, whereas the Union loses one of the most important members in its counter-terrorism effort. Although Brexit has definitely been

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  • Brussels attacks: why do family members commit terrorism together?

    It appears to be increasingly common that terrorist attacks not of the lone-wolf variety involve members of the same family. Some of them, like the San Bernardino attack last December, are committed by married couples or romantic partners. But quite a few recent terrorist atrocities – the Charlie Hebdo attack, the Boston Marathon bombings and

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  • Review of Global Developments in 2015 and Prospects for 2016

    Introduction Top events in 2015 that shaped the world and are very likely to continue doing so include the economic slowdown not just in China and India, but in most of the world outside the US. Globalization under the neoliberal model of development continued to devastate the middle class in 2015 as it has in

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  • Paris Bombing (13 November 2015) and Western “Terrorism” Policy

    The bombing that took place in Paris with many casualties was a human tragedy and a political disaster for Western anti-terrorism policy. A day before ISIS suicide bombers in Paris, the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon demonstrated the ease with which jihadists fighting against the Assad regime are able to operate. In both cases the jihadist

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  • China Inherits Obama’s Nightmare

    As NATO withdraws from Afghanistan, the continuing terrorism emanating from there and Pakistan  has become a security threat to China Two weeks before Barack Obama took his first oath of office as president of the United States in January 2009, he said that the country giving him the most sleepless nights was Pakistan. Although nobody has

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  • The Clash of Powers or The Dawn of a New Era?

    “As I have said before, our two nations are trying to do something that has never been done in history, which is to write a new answer to the question of what happens when an established power and a rising power meet.” Hillary Clinton | Former Secretary of State Power in international relations is explained in

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