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Recent Victories Over the Islamic State are Worth Celebrating, but the Fight is far From Over
By admin October 19, 2017

It’s been over three years since Western media sources broadcast images of militants storming across the Iraq-Syria border while the Iraqi military fled south, leaving behinds billions of dollars worth of military equipment and millions of civilians to the wrath of a new enemy, the Islamic State. The news shocked the United States and its

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Terror Drives Through Las Rambla
By admin August 18, 2017

La Rambla is often referred to in the plural (Las Ramblas) for the series of streets joined end to end. The popular destination among tourists visiting various exhibits and attractions including the Christopher Columbus monument is now a mourning site. Earlier this week, a white delivery van drove through the crowd at Las Ramblas promenade,

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Boko Haram: ISIS’s Strategic Ally in Africa
By admin August 4, 2017

  Boko Haram, known in Arabic as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad), is an Islamist militant group best known for causing havoc through abductions, bombings, and assassinations. Founded in 2002 to oppose the influence Western education, organizational goals shifted in 2009 to forming an

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Can Duterte Fight Fire with Fire?
By admin June 30, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized for his brash, unfiltered, and borderline vulgar commentary when addressing sensitive domestic issues. Since his landslide victory in the 2016 election, Duterte has inaugurated hardline counter-drug and crime programs. His policies have human rights groups watching closely as persistent corruption and extrajudicial killings led Human Rights Watch to

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A Sanctuary for Jihadists
By admin February 14, 2017

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is facing worrisome future progressions in Syria and Iraq and is reverting to another area to “recruit, network, train and brainwash a new generation of recruits:” The Philippines. This Islamic ‘vilayet’ in Mindanao contains five predominantly Muslim provinces within the island. Specifically, Basilan, already holds a

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