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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…

North Africa infected with ISIS terrorism.

North Africa infected with ISIS terrorism.

A​ growing number of terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have a North African connection — yet Washington policymakers continue to pay far less attention to the region…

Djibouti welcomes China to build a military base

Djibouti welcomes China to build a military base

DJIBOUTI — China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny…

U.S. assisting Kenya in border security, intelligence, equipment, training, counterrorism, to fight terrorist Al Shabaab.

U.S. assisting Kenya in border security, intelligence, equipment, training, counterrorism, to fight terrorist Al Shabaab.

President Barack Obama’s administration announced that his country had given Kenya $100 million (Sh9.5 billion) to fight Al Shabaab. “We are assisting Kenya in border security, intelligence sharing, security co-operation,…

Kenya´s counterterrorism strategy under scrutiny.

Kenya´s counterterrorism strategy under scrutiny.

President Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. By some measures, it has paid…

US worried South African HEU could be used by terrorists.

US worried South African HEU could be used by terrorists.

South African technicians extracted the HEU highly enriched uranium from the apartheid regime’s nuclear weapons in 1990, then melted the fuel down and cast it into ingots. Over the years,…

Amir-Aslani: Civilization is in Conflict with Saudi sponsored Wahhabism and Shiahs not the enemy.

Amir-Aslani: Civilization is in Conflict with Saudi sponsored Wahhabism and Shiahs not the enemy.

Paris.- In an exclusive interview with the International Lawyer and famous Author Ardavan Amir-Aslani, the respected  expert on Middle East issues conducted a thorough analysis on the French reality in relation to…

ISIS reaches African Mediterranean Sea, by controlling city in Lybia.

ISIS reaches African Mediterranean Sea, by controlling city in Lybia.

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is seen by many Salafists (outside of Saudi Arabia, for now) as the legitimate ruler of Islam in region. Seeing the world through the lenses of…

U.S. forming counterterror units in Niger, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.

U.S. forming counterterror units in Niger, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.

U.S. Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in four African countries (in North and West Africa). U.S. officials said these units  are pivotal in the widening war against…

Terrorist threats and six hotspots to watch in Africa.

Terrorist threats and six hotspots to watch in Africa.

Terrorist threats in Africa have diversified and become more severe in recent years. According to FORBES , here is a risk forecast of six hotspots to watch in the months…

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