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…

Special Report: Amid Syria’s violence, Kurds carve out autonomy

English: Newroz in Kurdistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   By Erika Solomon QAMISHLI, Syria Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:40am EST http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-syria-kurdistan-specialreport-idUSBREA0L17320140122 (Reuters) – In the northeast corner of Syria, a pocket of stability is emerging amid the country’s civil war. Here the talk is of building, not bombing. Local leaders have launched projects to revive normal…

Justice Department Websites May Go Open Source

Curioso/Shutterstock.com By Joseph Marks September 10, 2013 The Justice Department could be the next federal agency to switch a large share of its websites over to the open source Drupal content management system, contracting documents show. The agency posted a sole-source solicitation on Tuesday asking Drupal supplier Acquia to help it transfer up to its…

US national vulnerability database hacked

Malware infection forces government vuln catalog offline By Jack Clark in San Francisco • Get more from this author Posted in Security, 14th March 2013 01:17 GMT The US government‘s online catalog of cyber-vulnerabilities has been taken offline – ironically, due to a software vulnerability. The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Vulnerability Database‘s (NVD) public-facing…