Terrorism

Haqqani network is a terrorist body, announces Hillary Clinton

Haqqani network is a terrorist body, announces Hillary Clinton

The Guardian, 7 September 2012

The Obama administration on Friday declared the insurgent Haqqani network a terrorist body, a move that could undermine Afghan peace efforts and test fragile relations between the US and Pakistan.

Libyan Islamists and the security forces: Iraq 2.0?

Libyan Islamists and the security forces: Iraq 2.0?

by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

September 5, 2012

 

The Libyan elections in July that saw a poor performance on the part of Islamist parties were justifiably hailed by many commentators, who saw Libya as a notable exception to the theory of a universal regional ascendancy for the Islamists. I myself had wrongly predicted that the Islamists would gain the lion's share of the votes.

Albanian extremist groups cause reaction in Greece

Albanian extremist groups cause reaction in Greece


Sep 2, 2012

Ioannnis Michaletos

Since 2010 and the beginning of the Greek debt crisis which has resulted in an outright economic depression in the country, the Greek security services have investigated around the potential of extremist groups, in this particular case, Albanian ones; taking advantage of the situation for either criminal or nationalistic purposes. The research has provided data of increased importation of armaments into the country, as well as, the formation of close-knit potential extremist groups within the Greek territory that are for the moment in communication with other cells in Albania and elsewhere.

Understanding the Dynamics of Islamic Radicalism in Nigeria is key to Bringing Boko Haram to Book

Understanding the Dynamics of Islamic Radicalism in Nigeria is key to Bringing Boko Haram to Book

31 August 2012
Uyo Salifu

 

This week Nigeria officially started talks with the Islamic sect popularly known as Boko Haram in an attempt to remedy the security crisis that has crippled the country for the past two years.

Revelations on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Revelations on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Butch Bracknell

August 30, 2012

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported a purported landslide revelation in the new book “No Easy Day,” which is taking Washington by storm (SEAL book depicts Osama bin Laden shot on sight in hallway, contradicting original account, Washington Post, August 29).

Kashmir’s Roads Turn Militant

Kashmir’s Roads Turn Militant

By Athar Parvaiz

Aug 30 2012

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 30 2012 (IPS) - The violence that killed thousands in Kashmir during the turbulent 1990s has eased; now killer roads are taking their toll.

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