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Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.–4:15 P.M.

The University Club of...


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January 22, 2016

AL-SHABAAB ATTACK KEEPS PRESSURE ON KENYAN MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT

On January 15, the Somali militant group al-Shabaab carried out one of its most significant attacks on the forces of the African Union Mission to Somalia...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa

Moscow-Rome Axis Over Syria and Libya

December 17, 2015

Converging interests are prompting Italy and Russia to forge an informal partnership to deal with the Syrian conflict and the Libyan civil war, which are among the most pressing security challenges facing the international...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Western Europe, Russia, Middle East, Syria, Africa, North Africa

ENI’s Gas Discovery in Egypt Puts Pressure on Italian-Russian Energy Ties

September 16, 2015

The discovery of a world-class supergiant gas field in the waters off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast by Italian state-owned energy producer ENI is another step forward in Italy’s attempt to become an energy hub in southern Europe....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Energy, Foreign Policy, Africa, North Africa, Europe, Western Europe, Russia

Spain’s African Exclave of Ceuta: Mainstay of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean?

September 2, 2015

On August 5, 2015, four Russian warships—the missile cruiser Moskva, the escort ship Pytlivy, the large sea tanker Ivan Bubnov and Shakhtyor, a rescue tug—docked at the Mediterranean port of Ceuta, a Spanish exclave in North...

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The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part Two

April 3, 2015

In the previous issue, the first part of this article examined the various strategic and other motivations behind China’s desire for an increased military presence west of Singapore (see China Brief, March 19). Having laid out...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, Africa

Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: A Greater Role for China?

January 9, 2015

While concerted anti-piracy measures, undertaken since 2008, have steadily decreased the number of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden, those in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) attract growing attention. Geographically, the GoG...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, West Africa, Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Foreign Policy

Testing the Limits: China’s Expanding Role in the South Sudanese Civil War

October 10, 2014

South Sudan relapsed into war on December 15, 2013, primarily due to the power struggle between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. China once again found one of its sizable foreign...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Energy, Economics, Africa, East Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Counterterrorism or Neo-Colonialism? The French Army in Africa

March 6, 2014

France has sent troops in the past year to two former African colonies, Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR). In Mali, the concern was an Islamist terrorist assault on the government, while in the Central African Republic...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Africa

BRIEFS

March 6, 2014

EGYPTIAN MILITARY OFFENSIVE IN THE SINAI FOLLOWS TOURIST MASSACRE 

Andrew McGregor 

Egyptian security forces have responded to the latest terrorist blow to Egypt’s vital tourism industry with a series of raids that...

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Are Corruption and Tribalism Dooming Somalia’s War on al-Shabaab Extremists?

February 21, 2014

After decades of conflict that have nearly destroyed the nation, Somalia now stands poised to make a final drive with international assistance to shatter the strength of radical al-Qaeda-associated Islamists in central and...

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The Islamic State's Targeting Strategy in Egypt

February 4, 2016 05:05 PM

The Egyptian government’s state of alert, under which dozens of activists were arrested ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, did not prevent militants from the Islamic State...


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East Africa

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China’s First Overseas Base in Djibouti, An Enabler of its Middle East Policy

January 25, 2016 04:45 PM

Although China has yet to achieve superpower status in the realm of security, it is certainly making concerted efforts toward becoming one. On November 26, Chinese Ministry of Defense spokesperson Wu...


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West Africa

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Islamic State and West Africa

December 17, 2015 05:55 PM

2015 marked the year when “Boko Haram” evolved from an ostensibly domestic-rooted and globally unaffiliated militant group into a “Province” in the Islamic State’s global structure. This transition...


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Southern Africa

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The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab

January 9, 2015 02:01 PM

A series of massacres in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the last three months underline the resurgence of a little known Islamist militant organization, the Alliance of...


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