An Open Source Protocol for Digital Sovereign Identity

  Ashley Brooke Taylor cooperative systems for a circular economy September 7, 2017 Blockchain holds the potential to be a powerful accounting system for many transactions taking place today. Most importantly it can be a tool to account for sustainability and impact investment, things that money has had trouble accounting for truly. The decentralization blockchain…

Al-Qaidas neues Gesicht trägt einen Milchbart

Al-Qaida startet rund um den Jahrestag des 11. September eine Propaganda-Offensive. Die Terrororganisation will Boden gegenüber den Erzfeinden vom IS gutmachen. Eine Schlüsselrolle spielt dabei ein Sohn von Osama Bin Laden. picture alliance / abaca Hamza Bin Laden (Aufnahme von 2001) Dienstag, 12.09.2017  Al-Qaida veröffentlicht ein neues Video und muss sich als erstes für die schlechte…

The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

THE MOSCOW TIMES Aug 17, 2017 Maria Zakharova Vyacheslav Prokofiev / TASS     Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria. “Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. “Western countries and regional…

2017 No. 754 CRIMINAL LAW The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment o f Information Provisions) Regulations 2017

S T A T U T O R Y    I N S T R U M E N T S 2017 No. 754 CRIMINAL LAW The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 Made                               17th July 2017 Laid before Parliament   18th July 2017 Coming into force           8th August 2017 For full…

Will there be peace for Afghanistan?

Hamad Momin What does the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar mean for Afghanistan? Signing of Peace Accord with HIA Afghanistan signed a landmark peace deal with the Islamic Party known as Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan, allowing for the group’s leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, to return to his country. Hekmatyar returned to the capital of Afghanistan in early May of…

Das «Kalifat» ist am Ende, der IS nicht

Neue Zürcher Zeitung Schlacht um Mosul und Rakka Kommentar von Daniel Steinvorth 25.6.2017, 07:00 Uhr Das vor drei Jahren ausgerufene islamistische «Kalifat» steht mit den Schlachten um Mosul und Rakka vor dem Zusammenbruch. Als ordinäre Terrororganisation kann der IS aber noch lange überleben. Mosul, die irakische Hauptstadt des IS, steht kurz vor dem Fall. (Bild:…

Security Council Welcomes Deployment of Joint Force to Combat Terrorism Threat, Transnational Crime in Sahel, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2359 (2017)

Security Council        Meetings Coverage 7979th Meeting (AM) SC/12881         21 June 2017 The Security Council welcomed the deployment of the Group of Five Sahel joint force (Force conjointe du G5 Sahel – FC-G5S) that would address the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in the region. Unanimously adopting…

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS

By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT JUNE 12, 2017 National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Md. Operation Glowing Symphony, launched against the Islamic State, was initially deemed a success because battlefield videos disappeared, but the results were temporary. Credit Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — America’s fast-growing ranks of secret cyberwarriors have…

Unintended consequences of multilateral targeted sanctions — Case Study: Libya 2011 until today

GENEVA CENTRE FOR SECURITY POLICY – GLOBAL STUDIES INSTITUTE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA Université de Genève – University of Geneva   Abstract   This paper examines the unintended consequences of multilateral targeted sanctions in Libya from 2011 until today. It relies on two sets of theories: the generic complexity theory and the security governance…