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ISIS, Knife attacks and Nodes: Powering the Edge

With JR Kelshall Is it possible that ISIS is using the whole world as their ‘edge’? Has western civilization been experiencing sustained attacks utilizing netcentric warfare concepts without our even being aware this was happening? If we have been unable … Continue reading

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Civilisation and the ‘Grey Zone’

With Angela  Lo The recent Paris attacks appear to demonstrate a trend in ISIS attack patterns. The violent transnational social movement has indicated their intention to target areas of co-existence between Muslims and non-Muslims. Research will show that ISIS’s self-proclaimed … Continue reading

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Nodes, net centric warfare and the woolly mammoth hunters

Consider a group of cavemen leaving the cave to go hunting a woolly mammoth. The woolly mammoth is bigger, stronger and faster. Death is certain for the cavemen and yet with spears and rocks the mammoth is felled -the team … Continue reading

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Transnational threats, violent social movements and the Caribbean

ISIS has recruits from over 100 countries. Large numbers from Belgium and France but proportionately it also has a significant number from the Caribbean- specifically Trinidad and Tobago. This is not a coincidence or an aside. This is a major … Continue reading

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“We can’t let them in”:The connection between the Paris attacks and Refugees

With V. Dittmar ‘We can’t let them in, it’s for our own safety.’ ‘If we let them in they will terrorise our countries.’ ‘Half of the refugees are terrorists, you can’t ignore that fact.’ ‘Immigration should be a national security … Continue reading

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Paris:Hybrid terror heralds the dawn of a new phase of warfare.

Decentralisation, destabilisation and insurgent methodology using mixed techniques in multiple sites, simultaneously. It is neither ISIS nor AQ but a combination of both- employed by invisible citizen soldiers who have been trained by seasoned fighters. These are the hallmarks of … Continue reading

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Hybrid terrorism strikes Paris (with V. Dittmar)

A new tactical profile emerges in French Terror attacks. The attacks denote hybrid techniques which illustrate a levelling up in the nature of the terrorist threat states face. The actions of the attackers cannot be easily placed into a framework … Continue reading

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MV Marzooqah:The close relationship between Eritrea and Somalia criminality

Article courtesy of Save Our Seas Somalia’s Piracy Compromises Its Neighbors The al Qaeda-allied Somali terrorists of Al-Shabaab (“The Youth”), and the pirates that comprise their “navy,” have repeatedly gained world attention—and then been forgotten. In July, Al-Shabaab was blamed … Continue reading

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The Case of the MV Marzooqah: The news of Piracy’s death has been premature

Mitigating against a threat is not stopping the threat. It is merely stopping the effects of that threat. The MV Marzooqah has become famous overnight as the ship that proved the experts wrong and confounded the combined might of the naval … Continue reading

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