Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Paul Dixon, Dec 20 2018 Paul Dixon, Dec 20 2018, 7 views Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001-14 Theo Farrell London: Vintage, 2018 Debating the Afghan War? The enthusiastic reviews of Theo Farrell’s Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001-14 might suggest that there is general agreement on his interpretation of the Afghan war. The cover…

Pulling out of Syria: A primer

By GREGORY HELLMAN and CONNOR O’BRIEN 12/20/2018 05:02 PM EST Vehicles of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group patrol the town of Rmelane in Syria’s Hasakeh province on June 5. | Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that “we have defeated ISIS” in Syria and U.S troops are “all coming back…

EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans

Publications    22 July 2015 EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans Cornelius Adebahr (External authors), Franco Algieri (Associate Professor and Head of the International Relations Department at Webster University Vienna), Ioannis Armakolas (Assistant Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, and Head of the South-East Europe Programme of…

What Role for UN Peacekeepers in Tackling Ebola?

23 September 2014 Development, Health  By Michael R. Snyder This article was originally published by IPI Global Observatory on 8 September, 2014. The spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa is “racing ahead” of efforts to control it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). On Friday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued an “…

The Global Threat Network and the Politics of Contraband

Risky Business: The Global Threat Network and the Politics of Contraband Scott Helfstein with John Solomon THE COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER AT WEST POINT http://www.ctc.usma.edu May 2014 3  Contents Author Acknowledgments ………………………………………………………………….. 5 Executive Summary ………………………………………………………………………….. 6. Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………….. 10

Somalia: Presidential Palace attack exposes weak counter-terrorism policy

    MOGADISHU, Somalia Feb.22, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Somalia’s Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group launched a deadly assault on the heavily fortified presidential compound of Villa Somalia, killing senior government officials in the pre-planned attack, Garowe Online reports.   11 people including 9 attackers died in the deadly incident that captured the attention of  the…