A three-month long state of emergency has been announced by the President of Egypt, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, following attacks by Islamic State (IS) on Coptic…View More Egypt: State of Emergency Following Attacks on Coptic Churches
The events of 4 April 2017 were largely unprecedented. Rarely, if ever, have two US presidents been faced with crises so similar that their responses…View More Trump’s Syrian Airstrikes: The Alternate Reality of Obama’s ‘Red Line Crisis’
It is clear there are discrete divisions in Trump’s cabinet with regards to who is able to influence the president. The positions with the most…View More Kushner: the Foreign Policy Puppeteer?
When a bomb ripped through a wagon on the St Petersburg metro at approximately 14.40 on 3 April, a war with terror that had almost…View More St Petersburg Bombing: Government Conspiracy or Islamist Terror?
On 27 March, Sir Timothy Barrow, Britain’s Permanent Representative to the European Union (EU), delivered a hand-signed letter by Prime Minister Theresa May to European…View More Hardball: Theresa May, Brexit, and Intelligence Cooperation
Since Donald Trump entered office in January 2017 the rhetoric of terrorism has revolved around ‘radical Islamist terrorism.’ Indeed the president promised to ‘eradicate’ this…View More Right-Wing Terrorism: The Biggest Threat
On 17 March 2017, an airstrike conducted in West Mosul by the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) appeared to have resulted in the death…View More US Air Strikes and Civilian Casualties in the Battle for Mosul
9/11. 7/7. For most these dates require little explanation. They are forever synonymous with the horrific events they represent; events that sent shockwaves of horror…View More How Britain’s Intelligence Forces Have Managed to Prevent 13 Terror Attacks in Recent Years
With the complex web of influences that saturate the conflict in Iraq and Syria, it is easy to lose sight of a broader view. While…View More A Losing Fight: What ISIS’s Decline means for the World
At a recent St Andrews-Georgetown Conference, entitled ‘What the Next Administration needs to know about Terrorism and Counterterrorism’ several academics made strong warnings about the…View More Hezbollah: The Next Major Security Threat
‘The new [cyber security] strategy is built on three core pillars: defend, deter and develop, underpinned by £1.9 billion of transformational investment […],’ said British…View More Defensive versus Offensive Strategies against Cyber Attacks: What the United Nations Charter has to say
On Sunday 29 January, the safe and peaceful environment of a local Québécois mosque during evening prayers suddenly became the scene of a massacre as…View More Meeting Hatred and Fear with Love and Compassion