Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Dark Web Is Too Slow and Annoying for Terrorists

DefenceOne For starters, a site on the dark web doesn’t do what jihadis need it to do: get their message out Terrorists are skulking around the dark web, the bit of the internet that can only be accessed by specific … Continue reading

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Chechen Special Forces On The Ground In Syria

The Russia One’s report, and the refusal of the Kremlin to confirm it, offers an indication of disagreements in the Russian leadership about what strategy Russia should be pursuing in Syria. The Kremlin has insisted that there are no Russian … Continue reading

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Chechen Special Forces On The Ground In Syria

IHSL Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said that Chechen Special Forces loyal to Vladimir Putin are on the ground in Syria, operating in ISIS-controlled territory. He claimed that the operation is part of a Russian-led intelligence-gathering mission. International Business Times reports … Continue reading

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Challenging Minimum Deterrence: Articulating The Contemporary Relevance Of Nuclear Weapons

Advocates of minimum deterrence make some important points about the potentially stabilizing effect of nuclear weapons in regional conflicts, but they ultimately fail to make a compelling argument as to why the United States should abandon the long-standing alliances that … Continue reading

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Challenging Minimum Deterrence: Articulating The Contemporary Relevance Of Nuclear Weapons

By Maj Joshua D. Wiitala, USAF* Since the end of the Cold War, the enduring relevance of nuclear weapons has been the subject of immense debate with policy analysts proposing several alternative nuclear postures meant to address the evolving geopolitical … Continue reading

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‘Mosque war’ in the UK

‘Almost half of British mosques belong to the radical-fundamentalist Deobandi and Wahhabi factions.’ Irfan Al-Alawi – 20th February 2015 MOST British Muslims, whether emigrants or born in the country, originate culturally in the Indian subcontinent – Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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ILO To Qatar: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Or Else

Piling on the pressure on Qatar, Amnesty International has said it would issue a report on March 31 that exposes exploitation of migrant workers on World Cup construction sites despite the adoption of significantly working and living standards by the … Continue reading

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ILO To Qatar: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Or Else

 JAMES M. DORSEY The International Labour Organization, by giving Qatar 12 months to implement labour reform, has put the Gulf state on notice that it no longer can delay acting on promises made in the wake of its successful bid … Continue reading

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The Saudi Connection In The Belgium Attacks

The Wahhabi doctrine that ISIS follows is derived and mirrored from the current religious establishment in Saudi Arabia. Its atavistic, puritanical interpretations are based upon ruling by the sword and spreading (what the House of Saud views) as the purest … Continue reading

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The Saudi Connection In The Belgium Attacks

Lincoln Clapper This past week Europe experienced its second major terrorist attack within the last five months. The ISIS-claimed attack in Brussels signifies again just how real and how serious the militant group is about training, equipping, and tactically carrying … Continue reading

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