Analyzing the Islamic State’s Weapons Capability: What Weapons Does It Use and Where Does...

The Islamic State has been severely weakened in recent months due to advances made by Iraqi forces, Shi’ite militias, Kurdish fighters, and the US-led coalition. Through gruelling battles over its strongholds, ISIS has not...

The ISIS wave that’s yet to come & how the EU can face it...

Published on E!SHARP web page. 2017 is going to be a volatile year for combating terrorism around the globe. By this time last year, ISIS and its affiliates staged over 40 terrorist attacks in 9 different...

To Get Revolutionary in Procurement, Get Radical on Requirements

What does the Trump Administration have in mind for military procurement? We have been debating that question here at the Atlantic Council for weeks and months now. One tack that many Republicans around Washington DC have...

The Cybersecurity Conundrum

A quarter-century on, as whole new layers of a burgeoning digital economy like the Internet of Things (IoT) rest on it, the Internet faces an array of challenges from the Dark Side that its...

DEBATE: What are the real prospects for strengthened European defence?

Two experts debated the significance of the conclusions of the European Council meeting on 15 December 2016. European leaders agreed that Europeans must do more to strengthen Europe's security and defence in a challenging...

Donald Trump Seen From The Arab & Muslim World

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States represents the start of a new phase following eight years of the Obama administration.  While Trump’s win has surprised many people, Donald Trump...

Time for a “reset” in Saudi Arabia-Iran relations: the role of interreligious dialogue

The Sunni-Shiite antagonism remains at the core of the current events in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Amid the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the unceasing tensions in Lebanon, Bahrain and the...

Round Table Series | DEFENCE INVESTMENTS: GUIDELINES FOR THE FUTURE

DEFENCE INVESTMENTS: GUIDELINES FOR THE FUTURE Following the Wales Summit NATO Allies pledged to reverse the decline in defence expenditures in order to meet NATO’s 2% + 20% Guidelines within a decade. With the recent NATO...

NATO: The Enduring Alliance 2016

Abstract The bottom-line for the Warsaw Summit is this: effective NATO deterrence will only be established if NATO’s forward presence is in strength, reinforced by a properly enhanced NATO Response Force, which in turn is...

Understanding suicide attacks and what this means for counter-terrorism officials

The year 2016 has been a volatile one for combating terrorism around the globe. In January alone there were at least 24 documented suicide bombings in nine different countries causing more than 404 casualties...
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US Officials in Europe: A Glass Half-Full

By Former ATA President Ambassador Robert Hunter published by The European Institute.  Last week, the senior leadership of the new Trump Administration turned out in full...

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