Al-Nusra Front is one of the main Jihadist actors currently involved in the Syrian war. Several factors have allowed its integration into the Syrian landscape, and its evolution.
Debates about Japanese whaling revolve around the issues of animal welfare, science and cultures. However, the dynamics that shape whale hunting are much more complex. Watching the voting patterns of […]
Libya remains a country deeply divided and the process of state building, peace-making and peace building has many obstacles. However, these challenges are not insurmountable.
The Internet has become a major arena for modern jihadis. Understanding how militant Islamist groups operate online can help security services devise appropriate methods to forestall jihadist activities. Modern terrorism […]
In recent years, the Mexican government has been struggling to deal with a dramatic rise in crime and violence, with state responses largely failing to effectively resolve these problems. But […]
The ban on women serving in close combat units in the British military was recently lifted by former Prime Minister David Cameron. This marks a step towards bringing the British […]
Author’s Note: This article is expanded from a piece originally published on Defence Report on August 3rd. Russia’s recent bombing of a Syrian base used by UK and US Special […]
Since the September 11 attacks, the NYPD has seen a rapid expansion into counterterrorism activities. But how effective have these practices been in keeping New York safe? The New York […]
In 2008, media outlets declared that a new Cold War was unfolding in the Arctic. This story was centred on a small, titanium Russian flag, fixed to the seabed below […]