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…

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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…

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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…

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‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace’

 New York Times Opinion Page By MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIFMAY 26, 2017 Photo Credit Dandy/John J. Custer Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate…

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SA passports to terror: Newly minted documents show courier’s links to ‘White Widow’, al-Shabab

TIMES LIVE South-Africa Graeme Hosken 2017-05-15 Samantha Lewthwaite, a British citizen dubbed the “White Widow”. File photo. Image by: HANDOUT / Reuters Fifteen unused South African passports, some containing pictures of South Africans on an international terrorist watch list, have been seized from an al-Shabab courier in Tanzania. A police crime intelligence source told The…

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Jihadi Brides or Female Foreign Fighters? Women in Da´esh: from Recruitment to Sentencing

28 April  2017 By Ester E.J. Strømmen for Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) According to Ester Strømmen, gendered perceptions of violence and extremism affect how women in Da’esh have been described, presented, and subsequently treated. Indeed, those that have escaped the group’s clutches have received shorter sentences or pardons in courts of law, and they…

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