Terrorism & Insurgency

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  • Colombia accelerates peace talks with FARC

    Positive negotiations between the government and the FARC signal a serious opportunity to end the 50-year insurgency. Grant Hurst examines how the peace talks are likely to affect the FARC, the smaller ELN insurgent group, and criminal groups across the country.
  • Post-election prospects for Israel look bleak

    Likud party of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu won re-election in March amid a downturn in relations with the US. Sophie Cohen and Mohammed Najib look at the political challenges facing the Israeli government as Middle East instability continues.
  • South Sudan plummets towards total collapse

    A conflict between rival ethnic factions has halted the new country's development and brought it to the brink of economic collapse. Duncan Woodside examines three scenarios for the country's future, from reconciliation between the warring parties to state failure.
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  • Germany defence minister sees 'no future for G36'

    German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen questioned the future of the German military service rifle, the Heckler & Koch (HK) G36, in a non-public meeting of a parliamentary special committee on 22 April. The comment adds to increasing criticism since 2012 of the rifle's performance under
  • Hizbullah airstrip revealed

    ANALYSIS Lebanon's militant Shia group, Hizbullah, has constructed an airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley for its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an analysis of satellite images suggests. Located in a remote and sparsely populated area 10 km south of the town of Hermel and 18 km west of the

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  • Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF)

    Key Facts Name: Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF) or Fire Conspiracy Cells. Aliases: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire; CCF; Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei; Nuclei of Fire Conspiracy; Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire; Terrorists' Rebel Group; Terrorist Guerrilla Team; Guerrilla Group of Terrorists; Guerrilla Team of

  • AN/WQX-2

    Type Swimmer detection sonar (SDS) Development The initial AN/WQX-2 system had been transitioned directly, as part of an urgent operational requirement, from a research and development (R&D) project to operational use following a terrorist attack in Dharan, Saudi Arabia, in June 1996. It has

  • Battle Control System

    Type Air and missile defence command-and-control (C2) system Development The BCS programme is a series of US Air Force (USAF) spiral development/evolutionary acquisition contracts. Spiral 1 was initiated as an urgent need in response to the terrorist attacks in September 2001 and was intended to

  • SeaBat 7123

    Type Triple-frequency forward-looking sonar. Description SeaBat 7123 is an advanced, commercial off-the-shelf-based high-resolution sonar with both military and commercial applications. Military uses include mine countermeasures (MCM) and waterside security applications, and require a special

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