Activity suggests the movement is quickly accelerating, recruiting, and promoting infrastructure damage and violence.
Despite significant counter-terrorism and disengagement efforts, al Shabaab remains very much active and pervasive.
Overstretched militarily and economically – as funds initially earmarked for combating violent extremist groups and healthcare provisions continue to be diverted to deal with the widespread pandemic – many countries fear the potential for the emergence of a new wave of violent extremism.
The imperative for Turkey’s military presence in Somalia is often explained through the lens of phased and likely future withdrawal of the AU and AMISOM peacekeeping mission from the country.
Among the most notable achievements of the current administration is the rebirth and development of the nation’s foreign policy, rooted in the vision and judgment of revitalizing the country’s international standing and sovereign decision-making agency.
The decision came in the midst of failed negotiations with many foreign governments to facilitate repatriation.
Many governments remain vested to find ways to encourage further defections and elicit defector support to reduce recruitment into, or support, for violent and terrorist groups.
The U.S.-Iran tensions are likely to persist, though many remain hopeful that Iran’s recent attacks on U.S. and Iraqi servicemembers could also offer an off-ramp away from a disastrous war that many around the world still fear.
In labeling the killings as a warmongering blunder and not a deterrent against the threat posed by Iran, one must also consider the sequence of events that escalated the tensions.
The proposed bill and the sanctions should signal a positive shift across the international community’s efforts to rally public condemnation in lending credibility to victims’ claims in the face of the Assad regime’s atrocities.
Alshamrani purportedly posted a manifesto on Twitter just before the shooting and had denounced the United States “as a nation of evil.”
Following bin Laden’s death, a number of campaigns were launched to disseminate information about bin Laden as a person. In one instance, a Facebook page was created with over 10,000 fans, leading to hundreds of comments.
Europe is currently bracing for new waves of repatriation of ISIS members previously held in Turkey following their capture. Suleyman Solu, Turkey’s interior minister, has stated that Turkey would not act as “a hotel for foreign Daesh/ISIS terrorists.”
The SDF has been struggling with overcrowded prisons and is now facing Turkish threat as ISIS calls for jailbreaks.
That ISIS women can get weapons is not inconceivable, as we were told about women having phones and trading in illicit SIM cards that they somehow procure from locals.
When verbal intimidation does not work, ISIS women burn tents, inflict beatings, steal and even murder.
Repatriation and prosecution at home is at the same time likely to minimize the risk for wider societal radicalization, namely by diminishing grievances.
General: “We have a vision for the future that is clear for setting up a free and good society and we need Western powers to stand beside us in building it.”
We believe that it is possible to identify where these prisoners are on the terrorist trajectory and who is likely to respond to treatment.
Many of the Westerners ICSVE researchers have interviewed have already spontaneously deradicalized, as they became seriously disillusioned by ISIS.