Key Leader’s Message

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to U.S. Central Command for inviting me to write the opening article for this issue, titled “Preventing a Resurgence of Violent Extremism.”  Lebanon’s geopolitical position,…

Snaring A Top Terrorist

Story and photos by IRAQI COUNTER-TERRORISM SERVICE The effectiveness of the war against terrorist groups is heavily dependent on careful intelligence work and the tracking of an organization’s high-level leadership. This inherently…

The Advancement of Female Soldiers in Jordan

UNIPATH: Can you give us a brief overview of the origins of the Department of Military Women’s Affairs? Col. Maha: The Directorate of Military Women’s Affairs was established at the beginning of 1995 by royal decree to highlight the…

A Narrative Approach to Counterterrorism

Lt. Col. Ghassan Altassan, Saudi Senior Representative to U.S. Central Command Terrorist movements such as al-Qaida and Daesh managed to recruit tens of thousands of followers using emotionally laden narratives that speak to the fears,…

Navies United Against Threats

UNIPATH STAFF  |  Photos by The Associated Press With ambitions to expand its fleet to combat common threats on the seas, Pakistan hosted the AMAN-21 naval exercise along with dozens of maritime partners in the Arabian Sea.  In its…

Improving Iraqi Air Power

IRAQI MAJ. GEN. (RET.) LUTFI ABDULWAHAB HUSSEIN Achieving air sovereignty requires the state to mobilize materiel and morale to achieve a proper balance among all branches of the armed forces. The history of the Air Force in Iraq…

Fighting Terror Finance

UNIPATH STAFF Militaries and security forces have an obvious stake in depriving terrorists of the financial means to conduct operations. Terrorists rely on money, both hard cash and virtual currencies, to carry out their destructive…

Broadcasting To the Troops

UNIPATH  STAFF Oman has launched Al Sumood Radio, making it the second country in the Middle East to air broadcasts tailored to the needs of military service members. “In the name of Allah and with His blessing, we open radio station…

A New Way To Deradicalize

SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA In December 2020, Uzbekistan repatriated 98 of its citizens from Syria, including 73 children. This was the third round of repatriations of Uzbek citizens from foreign war zones in recent years. Local authorities…