As a result of the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations broadened the definition of “The Responsibility to Protect” from State responsibility to protect its citizens, to the responsibility of the international community to intervene to protect civilian populations in cases wherein their own government is unable, or worse, actively engaged
Brussels attacks: – I was headed out to the Zaventum, Brussels airport this morning but was stopped by panic calls received from friends – some in tears – as I was about to take my taxi. Explosions at the airport – bombs. The Guardian is reporting ten dead, more injured. In addition to the two airport explosions
Salah Abdelslam – believed to be one of the November 13, 2015 Paris attackers in which one hundred and thirty persons were killed, was apprehended in a police takedown yesterday in Molenbeek, a neighborhood in Brussels. Abdelslam, a twenty-six year old French national, born and raised in Molenbeek (Brussels) had been the
A huge internal fight inside ISIS occurred today in Raqqa in which two hundred members tried to defect and switch alliance to Jabhat al-Nusra. The uprising occurred in response to when ISIS executed Tunisian ISIS commander Abu Ubeyd al-Tunisi along with eight other Tunisian mujahideen for allegedly trying to defect.
Shoot the Women First is the title of a 1991 book by Eileen MacDonald based on her interviews of female terrorists and originated in advice purportedly given to Germany’s GSG 9 anti-terrorist sharpshooters. MacDonald exploded the myth that female terrorists of that time period were simply pawns of their male
In February of 2015 Iraqi Ambassador, Mohamed Alhakim requested the UN Security Council to investigate the deaths of twelve doctors in Mosul, Iraq who he claimed had been killed by ISIS after refusing to remove organs from dead bodies. He also claimed that some of the bodies found were mutilated
Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University in the School of Medicine and Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. We are proud to announce her as a new member of the editorial team, where she as our expert will contribute within