Iraq: The end of the war against ISIS and what can go wrong

As Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of the war against ISIS, any reasons for worries that this is a premature announcement and in your opinion what’s next for Iraq? Read few comments.
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A short threat assessment after terrorist attack in New York

Many observers claim that as ISIS is losing territory we could probably expect more attacks. So what it the biggest worry? Attacks like the current one in New York, means horrible but relatively unsophisticated? Or more planned attacks probably conducted by trained returned foreign fighters? Or is it perhaps the combination of both? Read few comments.
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What’s next for al-Qaeda-ISIS rivalry, relations

As the world focused on ISIS the last few years were probably not so bad for al-Qaeda. But now ISIS is losing the territory (at least in the physical realm). Would you say it means something for al-Qaeda? Maybe a possible merger with ISIS or is al-Qaeda happy to see ISIS is losing? Read few comments.

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Spanish attacks and what could they mean

Catalan police say the shot terrorists in Cambrils, the van attack in Barcelona and an explosion at a house on Wednesday evening in the town of Alcanar that killed one person are all linked. If those three events are really connected does is suggest a higher level of planning and ability to avoid the attention of authorities? What does it tell us about the perpetrators a possible future threats? Read few comments.

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Attacks against Muslim communities is becoming an issue of increasing concern

While we do not know all the details of what happened in London, in Finsbury Park it looks like a deliberate attack against the Muslim community. In your opinion, how big is a threat of reprisal attacks against Muslim community after couple of attacks conducted by Islamist extremists, how should security forces (society?) react? Read few comments.

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Is ISIS losing ground in the propaganda realm?

As it seems that ISIS has lost several of its leading propaganda experts and the group is also losing territory what kind of impact it may have on the ability of ISIS to spread its message and attract new recruits? Read few comments. Continue reading

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