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IS: Europe Needs a New Social Contract

“France is at war. But we are not engaged in a war of civilisations, because these assassins do not represent any”. President François Hollande Brussels, Belgium. 20 November. One purpose …read more

So what to do with the Islamic State?

The ‘Islamic State’, also known as ISIL, ISIS, Daesh, and the ‘death cult’ (in Australian political parlance), is a difficult group to pin a single, commonly defined name to. This …read more

Air operations but no strategy against the Islamic State

News that the Pentagon’s Inspector General is investigating claims that intelligence documents assessing the success of American air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq were ‘handled’ to give …read more

Sectarian Wars: The Case of Ethiopia

News of the latest ‘Islamic State’ (IS) execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya should be something to be worried about. For a long time, Ethiopia, America’s lynchpin in the …read more