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Intelligence capacity building project for Africa.

Intelligence capacity building project for Africa.

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, hosted the 21st meeting of the Africa-Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC), gathering representatives of 21 African countries and a number of EU institutions.…

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Peacekeeping operations in Africa with drones (UAV´s)

Peacekeeping operations in Africa with drones (UAV´s)

In recent years the United Nations (UN) began to support peacekeeping operations in Africa with unmanned aerial systems (UAS), as part of an undergoing ‘technological revolution’ aimed to make peacekeeping…

Threats in Middle East and North Africa in the Post–Arab Spring.

Threats in Middle East and North Africa in the Post–Arab Spring.

This paper examines contrasting views on the geopolitical effects of the post–Arab Spring. Assessing Middle Eastern, U.S., and European perspectives on transnational security issues includes those threats that directly influence…

Djibouti : China and Saudis in, USA out.

Djibouti : China and Saudis in, USA out.

Djibouti, a resource-poor nation of 14,300 square miles and 875,000 people in the Horn of Africa, rarely makes international headlines. But between its relative stability and strategic location—20 miles across…

Morocco: The case of radical Islamist movement al-Adl wal-Ihsan.

Morocco: The case of radical Islamist movement al-Adl wal-Ihsan.

Across the Middle East, a critical question for regimes and peoples alike is “Are Islamists rising or fading?” Egypt under President al-Sisi is one story; Iraq and Syria facing the…

Quo vadis, Tunisia?

Quo vadis, Tunisia?

The revolution in Tunisia has arguably been by far the most successful of the Arab Spring movements to date. Longtime president Zine El Abadine Ben Ali has been deposed, a…

Mali: MINUSMA not achieving protection of civilians.

Mali: MINUSMA not achieving protection of civilians.

The increasing number of attacks against international forces in both the north and south of Mali shows that these remain, for now, the main target of terrorist groups. This calls into…

Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) should return to their barracks

Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) should return to their barracks

MASERU–The three leaders of the coalition government are in Pretoria, South Africa, for peace talks with President Jacob Zuma regarding the current political instability in the country. READ ARTICLE HERE…

Terrorism: Imminent military solutions to the anarchy of Libya.

Terrorism: Imminent military solutions to the anarchy of Libya.

Pressures mounted on the United Nations Security Council yesterday to lift its international embargo on arms to the Libyan government, in order to end chaos and fight Islamic Terrorism caused…

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