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A Georgian Dream - or Tumultuous Times Ahead?

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 9:55 PM

As the final Georgian ballots were cast on Monday evening a series of election polls predicted a momentous point for the South Caucasus state: potentially the first peaceful change of government in the country's modern independence. That point was confirmed this morning when President Saakashvili, leader of the incumbent United...

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Libya Attack Shows Renewed Danger From Jihadist Networks

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 3:16 AM

Tuesday's attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which the US Ambassador was killed, serves as a reminder of the renewed danger from jihadist networks in the Middle East and North Africa, which are rapidly growing in confidence and ability. Although the killing has been linked to the...

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Anonymous: Weakness and Strength

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2011 | 10:18 AM

A few weeks ago the hacktivist group LulzSec - who previously rapidly disbanded as a police operation closed in on them - claimed to have re-formed. Their stated purpose was to carry out one last operation against Rupert Murdoch's papers. The Sun website was defaced to direct viewers towards a...

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Oslo Attacks Challenge Liberal Society

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2011 | 1:37 PM

Yesterday's violent incidents in and around Oslo are a challenge to Norway's very nature, shattering preconceptions as much as lives and property. More details continue to emerge, changing the initial near-consensus amongst analysts that jihadists were to blame, based on the method, sophistication and targets of the attack. Instead, it...

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of al-Qaeda

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 12:05 AM

The Arab Spring and killing of Osama bin Laden are both events which have led many to observe that al-Qaeda is a spent force. The revolutions in the Arab world are considered to have shown that the people in the Middle East have emphatically renounced the violent path espoused by...

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