ISIS

An Royal Air Force strike on the Qayyarah bridge. Courtesy of the UK Ministry of Defence.

The bombers and the bombed

ANALYSIS: Cross-referencing the videos published by the US-led coalition and by A’maq, the Islamic State’s most important auxiliary media wing, can provide us with insight into how civilians are caught in the crossfire. […]

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Iraq and the offensive against ISIS

How civilians are treated now will set the standard for the future. By Alvhild Strømme, Media Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Since the offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIS started one month ago, […]

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Belgium’s problem with extremism

NEWS ANALYSIS: When extremist Islamism in Belgium is discussed, news media tend to focus on the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek. The Belgian reality is more complex. Øyvind Strømmen IN EARLY OCTOBER, an assailant […]

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Hezbollah at a crossroads

ANALYSIS ­– With the Middle East in turmoil, the “Party of God” is transforming from an anti-Israel militia to a regional actor heavily invested in the Syrian civil war and resembling a conventional […]

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