The Paris terror attacks and their geopolitical implications
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The Paris terror attacks and their geopolitical implications

By: Deborah Asseraf Six coordinated terror attacks, involving seven terrorists took place in East Paris and near the Stade de France at Saint Denis on the evening of Friday, November 13. In Saint Denis, three terrorists blew themselves up near the stadium, while supporters inside attended a friendly France – Germany football match. Among the five … Continue reading

Lessons from Algeria: counter-insurgency, commitment and cruelty
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Lessons from Algeria: counter-insurgency, commitment and cruelty

By Ethan Brooks and Thomas Giles: In the Algerian War of 1954-62, the belligerents tore apart a society that had coexisted for a century. The wounds they left were too deep to heal. But the continuation of theviolence after the war and the spiraling civilian-targeted terror campaigns conducted by both French colonists and Algerian independence … Continue reading

Following France: a new formula for military intervention
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Following France: a new formula for military intervention

By Jackson Webster: Since the end of the Cold War, American and European military forces have struggled to find a new purpose. Today’s military policy choices are driven by two conflicting philosophies. The first is continued concentration on the maintenance of large conventional forces by NATO powers. Accompanying this maintenance of hard power capability is … Continue reading