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ICT's Commentaries provide short analyses and relevant insights on current terrorism and counter-terrorism events worldwide.

The views expressed in this publication are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).

 

Military Coup in Mali - The Future of the Barkhane Force is Shrouded in Mist

08/06/2021 | by Doukhan, David (Dr.)
France's strategy in the Sahel is directed at the region’s countries - partnerships in the fight against all elements of radical Islam that threatens the region. In this context, France strives to ensure the continuation of an active military partnership coupled with ensuring the ability of the countries involved to acquire the capability, knowledge, and means to safeguard their security independently, without the physical presence of French fighters.
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Nasrallah's Coughing Speech and the Question of His Successor

08/06/2021 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's coughing speech on May 25, 2021, and especially the long absence that preceded it, raised quite a few question marks as to his health condition. Hezbollah claims that this is an insignificant allergy or medical defect and there is no basis for rumors of a deterioration in his health.

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Boko Haram Stands at a Crossroads: Is the Era of Shekau Over?

06/06/2021 | by Doukhan, David (Dr.)
Since May 21st, 2021, all eyes have been focused on the elimination of Boko Haram’s leader Abu Baku Shekau. History shows us, that since 2009, Shekau has been allegedly killed four time on the battlefield. The last time, by the way, in 2016, he was only 'fatally wounded'.
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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

12/01/2021 | by ICT Researchers

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) involves two ICT researchers in a study on  drone threats to metropolitan areas.

Ely Karmon & Uri Ben Yaakov

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The Beirut Explosion – Is there a Hezbollah Connection?

09/08/2020 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)

The major questions regarding the causes, and responsibilities, of the catastrophic explosion relate to the origin and destination of the ammonium nitrate cargo and the reasons that led to its storage in the Beirut port for six years.

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