Tag: terrorism

The Way Back from Islamic Extremism Starts with the West

The loss of life outside of Westminster on the 22nd of March is a sight which unfortunately now summons feelings of déjà vu. When reports came of Khalid Masood running his car into casual bystanders, killing 3 and hospitalizing dozens…

Rogue One: Reframing Our Understanding of Rebellion

Author’s note: This article contains spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. One of the central themes of the Star Wars franchise revolves around revolution, as embodied by the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Also referred to as the…

The Turkey-Russia Rapprochement

Nearly a month following the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, we have seen neither a Russian démarche nor a reprisal against the Turkish government for the security oversight that allowed the gunman to enter the Ankara art…

They Die to Kill: A Brief History and Analysis of Suicide Terrorism

“…We only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky always.” – The Irish Republican Army, Irish republican paramilitary group. In the 20th Century, suicide terrorism was an outlying, exotic tactic used sparsely by a handful of groups. Not…

French 2017 Elections: Terrorism, Prisons and Justice

At last, a consensus! Apparently, the republican candidates for the French primaries agree on one thing: the vital need for new prison cells. In 2016, there were 68,253 people for 58,311 only spaces. Poisson thus plans for 30.000 new ones, Sarkozy, Copé…

The Costs of Killing: Targeted Drone Strikes

There’s the occasional headliner that promises the game-changing targeted killing of important figures in leading terrorist organizations, but is the use of drone strikes in Middle Eastern regions really an effective technique in dismantling and destroying terrorist groups? Although it…