All posts tagged "Germany"

  • How stable is Bosnia’s instability?

    What exactly is happening in Bosnia? Since the end of the war in 1995, the former Yugoslav country has hardly witnessed a period of prolonged political calm, economic growth and proper state-building, with the three warring parties...

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • Bosnia: when poor governance meets returning jihadists

    A security crisis might – again – be in the making in the Western Balkans, with Bosnia- at its core. A series of established worrisome trends – poor governance, socio-economic apathy, high youth unemployment – is being...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • As France falters, Italy gains more leverage in the ‘enlarged Mediterranean’

    Françafrique’s days look numbered, as Paris is finally confronting the limits of its recent re-engagement in both Maghreb and Sahel. President Macron seems ready to give up the legacy of his predecessors: the reckless Libyan policy inaugurated...

    • Posted January 5, 2018
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  • Italy’s success in Libya might make Rome more enemies than friends

    As the migrants’ flows from Libya are dramatically decreasing, European governments are acknowledging the role played by Italy in curbing the phenomenon thanks to its deep knowledge of the North Africa country. Rome’s success was publicly lauded...

    • Posted September 1, 2017
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  • Madrassas in the Balkans: “schools of jihad” in the heart of Europe?

    As the latest events in Europe showed, it is more and more likely for a terrorist attack to be carried out by a home-grown jihadist rather than an ‘imported’ one. In most of the cases, the perpetrators...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Virtual affairs of state: How cyberthreats increasingly intertwine with politics

    Before recently, there was a wide perception that cyber-attacks affect only high-level officials, banks, governments or rich celebrities. After last year’s elections in the US though, a real ‘trickle down’ effect of cyberthreats on ‘ordinary’ citizens has...

    • Posted April 13, 2017
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  • Health crisis looming in Benghazi: medical supplies scarce for Haftar’s Libyan National Army

    As internal tensions continue to rise in Libya, the government led by Abdullah al-Thanni and supported by General Haftar’s Libyan National Army in the East of the country is facing a dire health situation. Eastern Libya once-efficient...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • Libya: Is Al-Thanni Seeking to Sabotage UN Plan Deal?

    The UN deal reached in December 2015  creating a unity government in Libya and imposing a cease-fire among the factions fighting since the death of former leader Muammar Gaddafi was profoundly challenged in the last days, putting into risk all...

    • Posted January 13, 2017
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  • Exposing Gulf states’ radicalisation push in Germany

    Just a few days before the lorry attack by the “Islamic State soldier” Anis Amri on a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, the German security agencies issued a warning on the worrisome extent of Salafist proselytization...

    • Posted January 8, 2017
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  • Russia’s new drive in strategic communication

    When it comes to Russia’s hybrid warfare, there is much more than the ‘little green men’ who silently carried out the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The concept of strategic communication used by Moscow in Ukraine to...

    • Posted December 23, 2016
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