Search Results for: ISIS

  • After “Northern Thunder” Will There Be Rain?


    When 350 thousand troops from 20 countries join a military exercise that involves over 20 thousand tanks,250 jet fighters and more than 400 helicopters, then there is a lot of thunder. Joint military exercises are seldom this big or complicated. 

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General

  • ISIS Messengers to Europe and the False Claims


    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • Yemen: Looking for a Breakthrough


    Truce in Yemen is the first step towards initiating a public political dialogue ...

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • Writing a new page in UAE policy: The case of the 'Islamic State


    The world around the UAE swirls with changes pulling several directions at once.

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy

  • The making of an enemy


    Making an enemy is another way of practising politics...

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center

  • Hadramout is ravaged by pseudo sectarianism


    Al Houthis have changed their slogan...

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • The History of Humiliation


    The question is: How was this monster born and how did it grow in this frightening manner?

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center

  • Daesh’s Extremism, Islamophobia and Similarities to the Crusades


    The article is a discussion based on the piece written by David Ignatius in the Washington Post, ‘The Islamic State Feeds Off Western Islamophobia.’ The article is interesting, controversial, and provoked some lively debate from its readers, some of whose views have been incorporated along with my own into the piece

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • Call for Peace away from Islamophobia


    The recent terror attack in Nice may not be the last episode within Europe, however it is a turning point for the relationship of France, Europe and the West in general with Islam and Muslims.

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • Daesh in Europe: Terrorism or Mass Murder?


    Whether all of this year’s violence should be categorised as ‘terrorism’ or not, it seems very clear that Daesh propagandists are also opportunists. Read more....

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs

  • Arab Youth - Just who is responsible?


    Many other countries - in the West as well as in the Arab world - should take note of what a small, but evidently influential, country has achieved, principally by taking responsibility for its youth. Read more

    img Elizabeth McKinney-Bennett
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Global Affairs

  • Terrorist Threat to Aviation Security : New Level of Sophistication


    On Saturday Australian police arrested four men in Sydney on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. The target was believed to be an Etihad plane bound for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The method of attack was apparently poisonous gas (hydrogen sulphide), which the bomb makers were attempting to hide in a mincing machine. The viability of such a method of attack is one issue, however the level of sophistication required to manufacture a device which would generate the conditions where a poisonous substance could be released in an aircraft in sufficient quantities to overcome its passengers and crew is another.

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • Can the Rail Networks be the Next Preferred Target?


    There was an incident on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where several white-nationalist groups protested the impending removal of a statue relating to the American Civil War (1861-1865) of Confederate General Robert E Lee.[1] They clashed with counter-protesters; eventually, police and the National Guard cleared the scene. Then a Dodge Challenger driven by a twenty-year-old from Ohio drove into the crowd of protestors killing one thirty-two-year–old woman. The driver has been remanded in custody and is charged with second-degree-murder.   [1]

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • Russian –Israeli relations, Iran and Arabs


    The fact which the Israelis believes in more than others is that Israel is an odd entity among a popular environment which rejects it and wishes its demise. For this reason, we see that the issue of security is always at the top of the Israeli political agenda and since the foundation of the Israeli entity, its sponsors do not accept any risk concerning "security of Israel". They always look with great concern for the future and do not wait for events but they deal with them long before they occur.

    img Dr. Elmoghazy ElBadrawi
    Contributing Experts: Writer & Political Analyst

  • From countering terrorism to countering extremism: What we learned from the Qatar Crisis


    The dispute between four neighboring countries and Qatar centers in this gap between policies for stopping organization-driven “acts of terrorism” and policies all states need for detecting and preventing radicalization leading individuals to  “violent extremism.”  

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General

  • Al-Qaeda project inside Yemen!


    “Islamic Caliphate is false and what is built on falsehood is false." This comment was not addressed by one of the parties in the Global Coalition against ISIS, but it was posed by the leader  of Al-Qaeda in Hadramout Khalid Baterfi[1] during the occupation of al-Mukalla city in 2015, which implies  that there was no intention for Ansar al-Sharia (al-Qaeda branch in Mukalla) to achieve Caliphate in the city because of two absent conditions: First, the acquiring of the land, and the second is the consensus of the Muslims!    

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division