Now showing items 1-10 of 14
Behind the Gaza ceasefire : Israel and Hamas talk potential peace
Israel and Hamas have significantly moderated their attitudes towards one another despite official denials. Indirect talks in Cairo designed to achieve a lasting ceasefire between the two war weary parties effectively ...
Responding to the Islamic state's foreign fighters : retribution or rehabilitation?
Heated debate about the fate of foreign fighters joining the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Iraq and Syria, spotlights a host of societal problems in Europe. It also highlights the degree of ...
Netanyahu's dilemma : from the war in Gaza to the war at home
Prime Minister Benjamin is likely to face significant political problems at home and a far less empathetic environment abroad once the guns fall silent in Gaza. Calls in Israel for an inquiry into the government's handling ...
Lessons from Gaza for Israel's military : unprepared for unconventional warfare
As Israelis and Palestinians negotiate a lasting ceasefire a public post-mortem has begun in Israel of the mouth-long assault on Gaza. At the core of the debate is the question whether the Israel Defence Forces' organization, ...
The African Cup and Ebola : Morocco's refusal rooted in fear and prejudice?
Morocco's refusal to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for fear that it could import the Ebola virus from West Africa goes beyond concern about a spreading pandemic. It also spotlights the complex ...
Islamic state : ideological challenge to Saudi Arabia
With its control of a swath of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State represents a paradigm shift in jihadist strategy and tactics. It also poses an ideological challenge to Saudi Arabia as it fuels Salafist debate about political ...
Gaza War : new Palestinian resolve change paradigm
The latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration in Gaza constitutes a watershed with Israel struggling to counter mounting international criticism of its disproportinate use of force and Palestinians' increasingly united ...
Syria's fallout : rise of Islamic State jihadists
US President Obama's decision to lauch air strikes against the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq is fraught with pitfalls and could persuade IS to consolidate its position in Syria.
Fighting the Islamic state : what about the day after?
The 'US' military operations against Islamist jihadists in Iraq and possibly Syria risk repeating the West's failure to embed kinetic interventions in post-conflict reconstruction policies to address the core grievances ...
Battle of the Ceasefire : Israel, Hamas struggle for moral high ground
If Israel came close to destroying Hamas in two earlier confrontations in 2008/9 and 2012, it has succeeded in the lastest round of fighting to rescue the group from potential demise. Hamas is emerging as the key player ...