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    Amid the ongoing regional security threat, Hizbullah and the US now have a shared enemy in the Islamic State. Nicholas Blanford examines Lebanon's ambivalent attitude towards the anti-Islamic State coalition and explores the potential for co-operation.
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    Download an extract of our report detailing prominent drivers of insecurity in the Great Lakes region, drawn from IHS Jane's Military and Security Assessments Centre and IHS Country Risk. Included are a comparative analysis of the military capabilities in the region, political risk forecasts and profiles of trans-national insurgent and terrorism groups operating there.
  • On the borderline - Turkey's ambiguous approach to Islamic State

    As fighting between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State militants continues in the border town of Kobanê, the Turkish government is facing criticism for its lack of intervention. Lale Sariibrahimoglu looks at Ankara's ambivalent stance towards the Syrian conflict.
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  • EDA declares MARSUR operational

    Europe's navies declared their Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) software platform for exchanging maritime awareness data operational on 27 October, though not all the European Union's (EU's) navies have joined the effort yet. The platform is the navies' contribution to the wider maritime surveillance

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