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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Google 0-Day Hunters Find ‘Crazy Bad’ Windows RCE Flaw

Sunday, May 07, 2017 Swati Khandelwal  11.5K  2991  696  16.9K Update (Monday, May 08, 2017): Microsoft has released an emergency security update to patch below-reported crazy bad remote code execution vulnerability in its Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) that affects Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 computers, as well as Windows Server 2016 operating systems. Google Project…

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International Order at Risk

Solutions Exist, but Political Will Is Lacking We stand on the shoulders of those who created the international order, which has prevented world war for more than 70 years. “[American leaders] who laid foundations of the contemporary world order, envisioned a world in which all peoples might pursue shared peace, prosperity and dignity. They hoped…

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Russian General Staff: West ignores Moscow’s offers to pool efforts to fight terror

TASS – Military & Defense April 26, “The lack of tight cooperation and interaction between our countries in the struggle against terrorism creates favorable conditions for the Islamic State,” General Valery Gerasimov said © Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Western countries ignore Russia’s proposals to combat international terrorism, Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov,…

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UN deaths in the DRC: it’s time to do more to support sanctions work

Sally Weston 5 May 2017 The recent loss of two UN sanctions experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo has highlighted the riskiness and conditions of the experts’ jobs. UN experts work in some of the most volatile environments imaginable to support the organisation’s efforts to bring peace to troubled countries and associated regions. Yet…

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