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Is the UK a Breeding Ground for Jihadists?

22 September 2014 Simon Palombi Consultant, International Security Despite the high number of British recruits to the Islamic State, the UK has set the gold standard in counter-terrorism policy. Any expansion of government powers...

Column: An Answer All People Deserve

The 800-pound gorilla managed to remain quiet for a week, hidden, one might presume, by Washington’s most powerful of power players. The few who dared discuss the beast did so in veiled ways, and...

Ambassador: US Expects Not To Go Alone in Syria Airstrikes

US Ambassador Samatha Power predicted Sunday that the United States would not be alone if it launches airstrikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, although she said no decisions have been reached yet. …read...

NATO Eyeing 'Very Fast' Security Deal With Afghanistan

NATO’s top military commander said Saturday the alliance was eyeing the rapid conclusion of security agreements with Afghanistan for its post-2014 mission in the country once a unity government is formed there. …read more

Arab Countries Carve Out Role in Anti-Terror Fight

Arabian Gulf countries, apart from using their bases for coalition forces to conduct military action against Islamic State militants, will play a major role in the fight against the group by cutting its terrorist...

Putin Launches GPV 2016-2025

Putin Addresses Session on GPV 2016-2025 (photo: Kremlin.ru) On 10 September, Kremlin.ru posted President Putin’s opening remarks to a session on developing the draft State Program of Armaments (GPV) 2016-2025. Putin’s speech can be...

Putin Launches GPV 2016-2025

Putin Addresses Session on GPV 2016-2025 (photo: Kremlin.ru) On 10 September, Kremlin.ru posted President Putin’s opening remarks to a session on developing the draft State Program of Armaments (GPV) 2016-2025. Putin’s speech can be...

Turks Praise Spanish Patriot Deployment

Turkey’s government and military have welcomed a decision by NATO ally Spain to station a squadron of Patriot surface-to-air missile systems and send 130 servicemen to Turkey. …read more

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