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ISIS & Christian genocide in Egypt.

ISIS & Christian genocide in Egypt.

“Wanted” was emblazoned across photographs posted online by Islamic State. Files bearing Islamic State logo showed faces of Egyptian military and police officers, alongside names, addresses, and ranks, urging followers…

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…

Libya about to descend into a new civil war?

Libya about to descend into a new civil war?

On 20 October 2011, an end to Libya’s misery appeared to be in sight. Gaddafi’s death fulfilled the mandate of NATO Operation Unified Protector and international forces left the country…

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…

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…

EU – G5 Sahel Meeting discussed security strategies.

EU – G5 Sahel Meeting discussed security strategies.

On June 17th , the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini briefed ministers on the second EU-G5 Sahel ministerial meeting. It was at this meeting that ministers discussed strategies on how to strengthen…

Massive attack of Boko Haram against Niger.

Massive attack of Boko Haram against Niger.

06/07/2016 – Boko Haram retook the town of Bosso in southeastern Niger on Sunday night after clashes with soldiers from Niger and Nigeria, the mayor of Bosso and a military source…

Mali: Towards an increase of Minusma forces.

Mali: Towards an increase of Minusma forces.

06/02/2016 – Faced with the resurgence of terrorist attacks in recent days, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has asked that the forces of Minusma be increased by…

Electronic surveillance system along border between Libya and Tunisia

Electronic surveillance system along border between Libya and Tunisia

The United States is funding a multi-million project to erect an electronic surveillance system along the border between Libya and Tunisia. The US has now released the “first tranche of…

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