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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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What Can the United Nations Do About Counterterrorism? (Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Defense One)

In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United Nations Security Council moved swiftly and laid the keystone of an international framework of counterterrorism efforts. Twenty years later, it’s past time to rethink all of them. Back then, the Security Council obliged states to deny terrorists safe haven and material support through […]

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The military, intel, and law enforcement must collaborate in this new counterterrorism era (R. Clarke Cooper, Atlantic Council)

Not only did the American withdrawal from Afghanistan end a long-term presence in a country rife with conflict, but it also rendered inaccessible an important location where the United States collected intelligence on—and acted against—terrorist threats to the homeland and American interests abroad. Central Intelligence Agency Director William J. Burns suggested as much several months before […]

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The Quad’s Counterterrorism Priorities (Kabir Taneja, ORF)

The Quad’s first in-person meet in late September, to be hosted by US President Joe Biden in Washington D.C., comes only weeks after the end of the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. The return of the Taliban has redefined the American ‘war on terror’, and new questions are […]

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Highlights of SCO’s Anti-Terror Cooperation (Deng Zijun, Global Times)

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France says leader of ISIL group in Sahel has been killed (Al Jazeera)

The French military has killed several high-ranking members of ISGS under its strategy of singling out its fighters since the start of its military intervention in Mali in 2013 [File: Michele Cattani/AFP] France says that the leader of ISIL (ISIS)-affiliated Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) group, known for its deadly attacks in the so-called […]

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I francesi uccidono al-Sahrawi, leader dello Stato Islamico nel Sahel (Redazione, Analisi Difesa)

Il capo del gruppo jihadista dello Stato islamico del Grande Sahara (EIGS l’acronimo in francese), Adnan Abou Walid al-Sahrawi è stato ucciso dalle forze francesi dell’Operation Barlhane secondo quanto annunciato oggi dal presidente francese Emmanuel Macron su Twitter. “Questo è un altro grande successo nella nostra lotta contro i gruppi terroristici nel Sahel” ha detto Macron […]

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Terrorism/Counterterrorism. Two Decades After 9/11, Let Us Not Forget This is About People (Suzanne Raine, RUSI)

Policies, military strategies and capabilities, and partnerships have all been constant themes in the debate on the 20 years of counterterrorism since 9/11. But the harrowing footage from Afghanistan has once again put the human aspect of terrorism in the spotlight. Two Decades After 9/11, Let Us Not Forget This is About People | Royal […]

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(India) What India should know about non-state actors, counterterrorism and asymmetric warfare (Kabir Taneja, ORF)

The Chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhaduria, while recently addressing a webinar on India’s national security challenges and the role of air power, highlighted the challenges posed by rapid progression in technological innovations coupled with lower costs, leading to disruptions in how threats and warfare are now being perceived. The Air […]

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COUNTERTERRORISM – 2020 appears to be a good year for counterterrorism (Daniel L. Byman, Brookings)