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The Terrorist Attacks In Brussels – A Brief Analysis

The terrorist attacks in Brussels – a brief analysis

The terrorist attacks in Brussels – a brief analysis Antecedents and timing Prior to the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd, Belgian security forces had arrested Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspected coordinators of last November’s atrocities in Paris. Despite theories linking his arrest to the attacks in Brussels, so far nothing specific has been confirmed. It has been claimed that the attacks in Brussels could have been an immediate retaliation for Abdeslam’s arrest, or a response to Abdeslam’s…

Is The Migration Crisis The End Of The European Union As We Know It?

Is the Migration Crisis the End of the European Union as we know it?

Is the Migration Crisis the End of the European Union as we know it? The crush of migrants flooding Europe poses both a security and political threat to the Continent in many ways as serious as that of Russian military aggression. As Balázs Orbán, Director of Research for the Századvég Foundation, a Hungarian think tank, argues the very survival of the European Union is at stake. The EU urgently needs to reform its policies regarding immigration and border controls in…

Shia Militia Fighters In Europe: A Dormant Threat?

Shia Militia Fighters in Europe: a dormant Threat?

Shia Militia Fighters in Europe: a dormant Threat? The post-Iraq invasion sectarian conflict in the Middle East is fuelling a bloody wave of ethno-sectarian terrorism across Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Millions of civilians have been displaced both internally and externally. For various reasons, refugees find Europe as their best destination to seek refuge and start a new life away from the war-ridden Middle East. The terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, however, prompted fears across Europe that a small…

ISIS And The Refugee Crisis In Europe

ISIS and the Refugee Crisis in Europe

ISIS’ “foreign” fighters are now returning to Europe. Just like with a Trojan horse ISIS is trying to overpower the stronger opponent “Fortress Europe” by infiltrating its fighters under disguise.