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Closing its Doors? A Look At The Recent Release of Prisoners From Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre

Closing its Doors? A Look At The Recent Release of Prisoners From Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre

It is no secret that President of the United States, Barack Obama, has been desperately trying to close down Guantanamo Bay, the American military prison and detention centre in Cuba, since taking office in January 2009. The first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay on 11 January 2002 under the command of former U.S. President George...
Two Months In: A Look at the Iran Deal

Two Months In: A Look at the Iran Deal

The Iran Deal, customarily known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the international agreement between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and the European Union (EU). The deal was formally agreed upon on 14 July 2015 and officially implemented on 16 January 2016. Historic in nature, the...
Boosting Intelligence Sharing Between France, the United States, and the European Union

Boosting Intelligence Sharing Between France, the United States, and the European Union

Security fears in Europe have substantially heightened, especially after 130 people were killed in the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. The attacks, beyond sending shockwaves across Europe and around the world, have called into question how best to track and monitor people arriving in Europe as part of the largest and most overwhelming migrant crisis experienced...
#PrayForTheWorld Movement: The Suicide Bombings That Shook the World

#PrayForTheWorld Movement: The Suicide Bombings That Shook the World

In the last month and a half alone, 7 October 2015 to today, six suicide bombings, claimed by the Islamic State (IS) have occurred. A female IS suicide bomber detonated herself October 7 in a mosque in Sana’a, Yemen, killing seven and leaving three wounded. Just three days later, two suicide bombers blew themselves up...
Moving Parts: A Look at Where Islamic State Gets its Man and Machine Power From

Moving Parts: A Look at Where Islamic State Gets its Man and Machine Power From

My curiosity in the nature of the men powering the Islamic State (IS), grew out of a line from Philip Zimbardo’s book, The Lucifer Effect. In this book, Zimbardo asks whether suicide bombers are “mindless fanatics or mindful martyrs?” (2011:291). This quote was in reference to a 2004 study of al-Qaeda members by psychiatrist Marc...