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Islamic State

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The Strange Case of the UK General Election 2015: A State Without a Vision of State Security

The British parliamentary election 2015 offers us an interesting case study about a general election in which state security did not figure as an election issue at all. By now, anyone who has been following this election, whether British or not, should have noted this peculiar phenomenon. This has set a dangerous precedent that we all learn to regret sooner than later. Continue reading

British jihadists: the rise of ISIS and the downgrading of the British passport

What is this intelligence used for then? Did you hear PM Cameron speak about the problem of British jihadists before the ISIS terrorist movement exploded? We just marked another anniversary of 9/11. Do we need another 7/7 in the UK? But this time perhaps involving beheadings in central London? Continue reading

The fall of Iraq and the last man standing

Do you remember the Rwandan genocide, when between April and June 1994 machete-clad mobs of Hutus massacred some 800,000 Tutsis? What is currently unfolding in Iraq is possibly worse, as on top of the carnage, it involves mass torture and a twisted political and terror agenda. Continue reading