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Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Weeks Ago
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ISIS what next? Ignite sectarian insurgencies

"In the opposite corner" is the main enemy ISIS.

Hassan Hassan, a journalist who writes for several papers and books, has this article,...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
Posted By davidbfpo
A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS

A "lurker" recommended this report by Ash Carter, ex-Defence Secretary, published by the Belfer Center in October 2017.

Link to a two page...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
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ISIS weaponary explored

Within Paul Roger's article are two links to short reports on how ISIS gets its weapons.

The shortest is via a Balkan new website, which...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 20,812
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The next war: ISIS plus expertise

Professor Paul Rogers has a short commentary that opens with:
Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-rogers/wars-next-phase-isis-plus-expertise?
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 11-01-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
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Terrorism Fatigue

An interesting 'Slate' article; which ends with:Link:http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2017/11/terrorist_acts_like_the_new_york_vehicle_attack_are_losing_their_ability.html?...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 10-22-2017
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Views: 20,812
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Rise and fall of Isis: its dream of a caliphate is over, so what now?

Jason Burke, a respected journalist, has a lengthy commentary; which is sub-titled: Islamic State’s last stronghold, Raqqa, has fallen. But the world’s attention must now focus on what it or other...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 06-30-2017
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Views: 20,812
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ISIS: the long-term prospect

As the struggle for Mosul nears a climax Professor Paul Rogers has an article sub-titled:
Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-rogers/isis-long-term-prospect?

So if you were an investor in...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 05-03-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
Posted By davidbfpo
After the defeat of ISIS it will get worse

Adam Deen, a former jihadist and now with the London-based Quilliam Foundation, predicts in this article 'The Emergence Of Meta-Jihad: Why Defeating Isis Won’t End The Plague Of Terrorism':...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 04-01-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

The title has just been changed to widen it from just ISIS, so is now Responding to ISIS & Terrorism under President Trump and being wider than the Middle East moved to this arena Global Threats etc....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 02-14-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
Posted By davidbfpo
Responding to ISIS (after President Trump took office)

A new thread as President Trump may pursue ISIS / Daesh differently. So some posts from 2017 will be moved here.

Old threads will be closed. The main threads were:

1) Beyond the frontline:...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 02-14-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
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Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs

Charlie Winter under the auspices of ICSR @ Kings War Studies is the author of a report 'Media Jihad: The Islamic State's Doctrine for Information Warfare'.

One passage:Link to article and the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 01-18-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 20,812
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Responding to ISIS (after President Trump took office)

A short commentary by RUSI's Rafaello Pantucci, with a sub-title:Link:http://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2017/01/what-islamic-state-will-do-2017
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