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Forum: Law Enforcement 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 6,103
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The UK’s Counter-Radicalization Strategy Just Failed; What Now?

James Brandon, a British observer of the CT scene has this long column on WoTR, which is rather surprising given his past affiliations to UK "think tanks" who sought a change in the direction of...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By davidbfpo
Old or new themes raised?

There is a large thread 'Human Terrain & Anthropology' dating back to 2007, with 990 posts and 161k views. Your themes may have appeared...
Forum: Middle East 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 744
Views: 66,649
Posted By davidbfpo
The one thing that could stop Isis

Patrick Cockburn, of The Independent, is known to have a different viewpoint on what is happening and his article starts with:
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Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 3,520
Posted By davidbfpo
The Islamic State’s Vulnerability

An analysis 'The Islamic State’s Vulnerability' by:

Link:http://warontherocks.com/2014/09/the-islamic-states-vulnerability/#_

He ends with:
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,181
Posted By davidbfpo
Ukraine: how to close the door on Putin

For reasons I cannot now recall excatly, possibly his writing before the Cold War ended, I read what Timothy Garton-Ash says on Eastern Europe and...
Forum: Intelligence 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,280
Posted By davidbfpo
AdamG, I am not convinced that the apparent...

AdamG,

I am not convinced that the apparent lack of intelligence on current ISIS activity, as distinct from information - much of it on social media - is the same as the intelligence required to...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By davidbfpo
This article finds that Israel knows there is a...

This article finds that Israel knows there is a danger one...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 744
Views: 66,649
Posted By davidbfpo
Smile Moderator adds

Dayuhan posted:

Agreed. I shall see if there is a suitable thread or create one.

The dilemma for the USA (and others) has always been akin to "draining the swamp by reform" or "suppression is...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 21,342
Posted By davidbfpo
Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck

A variety of commentators have wondered why President Obama referred to the 'success' of the Yemen and this Daily Beast article provides an update to events. It ends with:
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Forum: Africa 5 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 7,713
Posted By davidbfpo
MINUSCA prepares the ground for the same looters

A pungent comment by David Smith, director of South Africa-based media firm Okapi Consulting and an expert on the region:
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Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By davidbfpo
The Golan Heights: a flashpoint coming?

Today the UN announced that UNDOF would withdraw to the Israeli side of the disengagement zone, due to the activities of the Syrian regime forces and the rebels (mainly the Al-Nusra Front). Short UN...
Forum: Law Enforcement 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 6,103
Posted By davidbfpo
A twelve minute long Sky News Special which has...

A twelve minute long Sky News Special which has some new material, notably an ex-jihadist's explanation of what is involved and the role of gangs, social media and the need to do...
Forum: South Asia 6 Days Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 25,988
Posted By davidbfpo
AQ in India

Peter Bergen:

Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistan Ambassador to US:

Link:http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-09-08/news/53691397_1_counter-terrorism-zawahiri-isis
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 22,241
Posted By davidbfpo
The Muslim Brotherhood in the UK: rolling along

Based on "leaks" and some briefing from opponents The Daily Telegraph has a story today, sub-titled:
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Forum: Africa 6 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 7,713
Posted By davidbfpo
New berets, no change otherwise

Hurrah? From VOA:A note of realism from MSF:
Link:http://www.voanews.com/content/un-peacekeepers-to-deploy-in-central-african-republic/2449591.html

The two thousand French troops are not part of...
Forum: South Asia 1 Week Ago
Replies: 450
Views: 125,474
Posted By davidbfpo
Some Jihadists change their approach

Readers of this thread will recall my use of 'Stop, Go and now is it GO?' or similar. The following report suggests that some jihadists may have adopted 'Stop, selective Go and be nice'.


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Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 3,520
Posted By davidbfpo
The science behind Isil's savagery

Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11041338/The-science-behind-Isils-savagery.html
Forum: Intelligence 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,652
Posted By davidbfpo
Mission Almost Impossible

A Sunday NYT review of Morten Storm's book '‘Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA' by Scott Shane which ends with:
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Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By davidbfpo
Russia & China are friends: what is this?

A question raised by Outlaw09 on troop movements on the shared border, so created a new thread.
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,181
Posted By davidbfpo
A Swede says hit back now

A lengthy Swedish commentary via John Schindler's blog (which I citre frequently, second time today):http://20committee.com/2014/09/12/time-for-a-counterattack-on-the-kremlin/

Apart from the main...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 6,103
Posted By davidbfpo
I missed this report's publication in July 2014...

I missed this report's publication in July 2014 by an unconventional advocacy group, once known as Caged Prisoners,, not simply...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 744
Views: 66,649
Posted By davidbfpo
Crowbat is right, from his latest post: For...

Crowbat is right, from his latest post:

For many good reasons the US and by implication all of the Western post-9/11 response has relied on "might is right". Sadly those options fail to recognise...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 50,613
Posted By davidbfpo
ICSR info for UN Security Council

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Forum: Central Asia 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 57,309
Posted By davidbfpo
Kunming railway station: one day trial for organisers

Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11091532/Terrorists-behind-Chinas-911-sentenced-to-death.html
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 744
Views: 66,649
Posted By davidbfpo
Crowbat's last post ended with: In Ali...

Crowbat's last post ended with:

In Ali Soufan's commentary yesterday in The Guardian there is this phrase, which I think explains why there is no exit strategy:

So each year we start again. The...
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