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The likelihood of a serious terrorist attack on the US or its assets abroad has significantly increased with the most recent political developments stateside. In particular, the ongoing controversy about the travel ban for nationals of several Muslim majority countries is an invitation to various predators to go into action.
With Donald Trump now sworn in as the American President and Commander–in-Chief, here are some thoughts on where the world may be headed.
More than new security measures will be necessary if Western countries are going to have any prospect of reducing the threat of terrorism of the kind on display in Paris….. The mass murders in Paris on 7 January, plus a flood of other similarly inspired actions by jihadists in France and … [Read more…]
Notwithstanding the understandable focus of the United States and its allies on bin-Laden, there are other major strategic challenges that face the West and call for new approaches. Looking at today’s strategic environment, we can distinguish between three rings of conflict, two active and the third dormant. The first ring concerns the struggle for modernisation … [Read more…]