In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the ‘Butcher of Sabra and Shatila’) whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002.
Even in prolonged, protracted conflicts, one can from time to time discern potential tipping or inflection points – opportunities that, if seized, might offer a possible exit ramp, and risks that, if taken, could trigger deadly escalation.
The German government’s new report flies in the face of major EU reports… German statistics on anti-Semitism have been the object of criticism for quite some time.
One of the most noted contrasts between assessing the Islamic State today and the group at the height of its success in Iraq and Syria in 2014-2015 is that the Islamic State has become much more of a global phenomenon, and wherever the Islamic State’s name and banner turn up in some part of the world, suddenly much more global interest arises in the developments in that area.
The statement “Black Lives Matter” assumes from the start that, for the police, the judicial system and everyone else, black lives do not matter. What is so conspicuous and tragic is that black lives only seem to matter if they were taken by a white person…. Sadly, when it comes to black-on-black violence, no one seems to care.
The jihadist insurgency against the Egyptian army and its local allies in the Sinai region has been dominated since late 2014 by the Islamic State’s ‘Sinai province’, the origins of which primarily lay in the group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. There has however been at least one other noteworthy jihadist group present in the Sinai region: Jama’at Jund al-Islam (Group of the Soldiers of the Islam), but its own media output has been infrequent and it is clearly much weaker than the Islamic State’s Sinai province/affiliate. Jama’at Jund al-Islam has appeared to be more aligned with the Islamic State’s rival al-Qa’ida.
Democratic anarchy is a new form of democracy based on the equal rights of people to evaluate others. It will solve social problems and make the best life possible. This article presents how to achieve it, as well as the obstacles facing it.
Few national security analysts were surprised by recent allegations of Russian bounty payments to Taliban insurgents who killed Americans, even as many were disturbed by President Trump’s failure to take any action against Moscow after being briefed about the plot.
The drug, in the form of 84 million Captagon tablets, was worth about one billion euros, police said in a statement, describing the operation as “the biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world”.
Germany’s defense minister reportedly plans to restructure the country’s special forces unit after numerous allegations of far-right extremism.