Terrorism & Insurgency


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  • Islamic State returnees pose threat to Europe

    The Islamic State is under intense territorial pressure in its former strongholds. James Blake and Brooks Tigner assess the outlook for foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria returning to their home countries, and analyse the likely impact on terrorism threat levels in European cities.
  • Hizbullah's expanded role in Syria threatens Israel

    Hizbullah's role in the Syrian war and its presence in Iraq and Yemen have made the militant group into a regional military actor. Nicholas Blanford explains the likelihood of the organisation deploying new capabilities that it has learned in Syria in a future war with Israel
  • Armed conflict continues to destabilise Ukraine

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine escalated in the first two months of 2017, despite ceasefire efforts. Alex Kokcharov examines the factors behind the intensification of the conflict and sets out three scenarios for how it could evolve during the next 12 months
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  • 24 MarSyrian Democratic Forces dropped behind IS lines

    The US-led coalition air-dropped Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) behind enemy lines as part of a wider effort to take the Al-Taqbah dam on the night of 21-22 March. The capture of the dam will enable the SDF to cross the Euphrates and begin isolating Al-Raqqah city, the Islamic State's 'capital',
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