Fight for Raqqa and future of ISIS and Syria

As US-backed Syrian forces launch offensive to retake Raqqa from Isis how important is this step in the broader context of fighting ISIS and what are the biggest obstacles in taking over Raqqa? And What effect may this operation have on the Syrian conflict? Read few comments. Continue reading

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Kabul attack: How safe is Afghanistan?

We just witnessed a huge attack in Kabul ith 80 dead. On the other hand countries like Germany are sending back ever greater numbers of asylum applicants from Afghanistan basically saying that the country is safe. This approach was paused after the attack and I know every case is different but how do you think the EU countries should deal with Afghan refugees? Read few comments.

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Terrorism , defense budgets… What to expect from NATO meeting (with Trump)?

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Adaptation in the age of new (?) terror

After every terrorist attack, such the recent one in Manchester, there is always the debate about security measures. But if terrorism is somehow different with ISIS (is it?) how much we have been able to adapt to this situation, and in what areas? Read few comments.

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Paris attack: What does it mean for French presidential elections?

The conventional wisdom says that attacks like the one that occurred last night in Paris could help far-right in the elections, in France it could help Marine Le Pen. Do you agree, or do you see it somehow differently, and why? Read few comments.

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Syria strike and fight against ISIS: Any impact?

President Donald Trump’s decision to strike against the Syrian government came after swift shift of positions from Trump administration toward Assad. What opportunities and risks it carries it terms of fighting ISIS and other radical groups, what impact it may have on this fight? Read few comments.

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London attack as “trophy” attack?

Although with a devastated effect (5 dead, at least 40 injured) in terms of used means (car, knife) the London attack was somehow primitive. But interestingly it seems it aimed at Westminster. Do you think that Western political symbols and even politicians may become more frequents targets for Islamist radicals (it seems the perpetrator was one of them) as before or not, and why? Read few comments.

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