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The Connection Between Islamic State & ADF

Background Islamic State & ADF Unlike the Islamic State and its sub-branches, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) maintain a relatively low profile in the public eye. This aspect of the group’s nature brings more speculation than certainty regarding their contemporary…

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The Emergence of the Islamic State in the DRC

On the 18th of April 2019, Islamic State (IS) claimed its first attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In its statement IS mentioned the “Central Africa Province” of the “caliphate”, in reference to a potentially new IS front on…

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ISGS: Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

The Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) has carried out several attacks in Niger in the last month after a long period of operating in Mali, indicating a return to its former capability, intent, and modus operandi. Inception and Recognition…

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ISWAP: Islamic State West Africa Province

Boko Haram had a turbulent time in recent years with setbacks and internal conflict, however, directed by ISWAP the group has resisted defeat and grown in strength and are now resurging. The Rise Boko Haram began its insurgency against the…

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Citizen Spies
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United States Citizen Spies

“Snitches get Stiches” Citizen spies in the United States may sound absurd, but tactic itself is nothing new in the history of surveillance. Far from it actually. And if the information about a program involving domestic citizen informants is true,…

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United States Airstrike Capabilities on Iranian Missile Cities

Background Iran has publicly claimed to have established and operating underground Iranian missile cities starting around the time of the adoption and implementation of the 2015 multilateral “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (also known as the “Iran nuclear deal”. Photos…

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Cocaine & Cashew: Status Quo in Africa’s First Narco-State

Since its independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has been plagued with corruption and instability. No elected leader has finished their full term of five years while the corruption rate in the country is ranked as the 8th worst in the…

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How Non-State Actors are Making a Difference on the Battlefield of Tomorrow...

Intro In this article, I have analysed the role of non-state actors in recent conflicts and particularly in Somalia. To improve readability this article has been divided into 3 parts. The first part briefly examines the background on the recent use…

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How the Taliban Captured Billions of Dollars Worth of Weapons

The rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban exploded the proliferation of weapons captured from the former ANA (Afghan National Army), ANP (Afghan National Police), NDS (National Directorate of Security), and other former government armed formations. The US and its…

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Nigeria Military Equipment 2021

Nigeria is currently the largest importer of military equipment in sub-Saharan Africa. It is almost certain this is in response to the Nigerian governments ongoing battle with Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). To a lesser…

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