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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Have Syrian war and refugee crisis highlighted existing problems in Lebanon?

With more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, compounded with other refugee communities, Lebanon is the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide.

He was the best in his class. 17-year old Syrian Hozaifa is now paraplegic after bombing and lives as refugee in Beqaa, Lebanon. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Will James Bond fight Donald Trump? ;-)

James Bond writers suggested that with people like US President Donald Trump, the Bond villain has become a reality. So we have Trump, we have Brexit, we have fake news (Tomorrow Never Dies comes to my mind). Do you think the next James Bond movie will be/should be influenced by this geopolitical reality and why and how? Read few comments.

The Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond by Lisa Funnell, Klaus Dodds

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A big problem for a small country?: ISIS and Trinidad and Tobago

There are the estimations that perhaps even 130 citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have joined ISIS. This is probably not a small number for not a very big country. Is this also a broader security problem for the region, Caribbean, the US or is it primarily a problem for Trinidad and Tobago? Read few comments.

Trinidad and Tobago

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WikiLeaks CIA leaks not a big surprise but…

TVs turned into covert microphones is the usual headline after new WikiLeaks revelations of CIA practices. If you look at these news revelations how do you read CIA capabilities, any big surprise for you, and why? Read few comments.

CIA seal. Credit: https://www.cia.gov/

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The sharp rise in crimes against refugees in Germany and what’s next

Even in 2015 we have been talking about a spike in attacks on refugees in Germany. And now in 2016 there were 3 533 attacks on refugees and refugee accommodations across Germany. How serious is the situation in your opinion, what can/should government do about and do you think that upcoming election might have an effect on even bigger mobilization of the far right scene in Germany? Read few comments.

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National Security Advisor: McMaster is a superb choice but he is walking into a difficult situation

As Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster is as a new national security advisor what do you expect from him to bring to the White House, what is needed in the current situation to bring to the role of national security advisor? Read few comments.

Lt. Gen H. R. McMaster. Credit: https://www.csis.org/

Lt. Gen H. R. McMaster. Credit: https://www.csis.org/

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