Al-Qaeda would like to repeat a major attack like 9/11

If al-Qaeda would have a chance would they repeat 9/11, and why? And BTW, any indications that they regret the attack? (regret not regarding what they did but maybe in a sense that after an attack all pressure and focus was on al-Qaeda). Read few comments.
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Northern Ireland and Brexit: Towards a bigger scale violence?

There was the fifth attempt to murder police officers in Northern Ireland so far this year and a police chief has warned that deadlock over Stormont and Brexit is enabling terrorism in Northern Ireland. Do you see some reasons for concerns that a bigger scale violence could return to Northern Ireland? Read few comments.
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El Paso shooting: Should we expect more far-right terrorist attacks?

We have seen couple of attacks in the US that probably could be described as the acts of a white nationalist, extreme far-right individuals (lone wolfs). What should be a reaction to this and do you see a danger that this far-right terrorist scene might be able and willing to carry out also some more sophisticated, coordinated attacks? Read few comments.
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Islamic State and Sri Lanka connection

If Sri Lanka attacks are really related to ISIS, what does it mean these days? It’s hard to imagine that, let’s say al-Baghdadi was given orders, so who can claim these days I am ISIS? Basically anybody? Read few comments.
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US declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. Where could this lead?

As the U.S. labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization how do you read this move? Is it justified and do you think that Iran will react somehow as it will put some additional pressure on the regime? Read few comments.
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What should Europe do with ISIS foreign fighters?

The case of British teenager and ISIS bride Shamima Begum and President Donald Trump saying Europe countries should take home their citizens that fought for ISIS  have renewed the debate what to do with the members of ISIS. I know it is a complex problem but I would like to ask how do you see this. Should we keep them out or let them return (at least some of them), and why? Read few comments.
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ISIS threat to Europe: Any changes?

There were many discussion that with ISIS losing territory the organization may try to hit Europe also with some returnees. Is this still a big threat, or how would you assess readiness and maybe also current willingness of ISIS to attack western targets? Read few comments.
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