Tag Archives: War on terrorism

Islamic State: death of leader is big step towards becoming a different kind of terrorist organisation

Dream of a caliphate as an Islamist homeland is receding. Mohammad Bash via Shutterstock Elisa Orofino, Anglia Ruskin University A “proto-state”, a “socio-political movement, the ”beast“ – all names given to a single group that, at its height, seemed to embody the west’s worst nightmare. You can listen to more articles from The Conversation, narrated by Noa, here. Islamic State …

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Why did a military superpower fail in Afghanistan?

U.S. troops in Afghanistan had better equipment, training and funding than the Taliban. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul Arie Perliger, University of Massachusetts Lowell The speed and efficiency with which Taliban forces were able to complete the occupation of most of Afghanistan, as well as the quick collapse of the Afghan government, has led to criticism of President Joe Biden’s decision to …

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Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up bases in Africa

French Air Force soldiers work on a Boeing C135 parked on the French Air Force base in Niamey, Niger in December, 2017.

French Air Force soldiers work on a Boeing C135 parked on the French Air Force base in Niamey, Niger in December, 2017. Theo Neethling, University of the Free State Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on interviews with US and …

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