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Improving Military Intelligence

Security Requires Anticipating the Actions of Terrorist and Nonstate Actors ISSAM ABBAS AMIN, SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE, IRAQI MINISTRY OF DEFENSE How sound is our intelligence in predicting events in our sometimes…

Jordan’s Approach to Counterterrorism

The director of the Jordan Military Center for Counter Terrorism and Extremism describes how his country confronts extremism UNIPATH STAFF Col. Ahmad Bassam Bani Amer leads the Jordan Military Center for Counter Terrorism and Extremism.…

Doubts about Daesh

The terrorist group can no longer occupy provinces or conduct large-scale operations IRAQI MAJ. GEN. TAHSIN IBRAHIM AL-KHAFAJI, JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND SPOKESMAN Many wonder whether Daesh has the capability once again to conduct…

A Cooperative Cyber Strategy

Global threats to computer networks require friendly nations to pool resources and share information  BRIG. GEN. JETH REY, DIRECTOR OF COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND Eighteen months after my…

The Threat of Unmanned Aircraft

The use of drones by malign actors is the latest in a series of evolving security challenges  UNIPATH STAFF The rise of disruptive technology that alters the nature of the battlefield is a feature of conflicts over the past decade. In…

UAE Launches Mars Probe

UNIPATH STAFF As part of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) contribution to global space research, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre launched a rocket carrying the country’s first probe to Mars. The Hope Probe blasted off in July…

Moral Persuasion Military Means

The Jordan Armed Forces Specializes in Countering Ideological Extremism and Terrorism BRIG. GEN. TALAL ALI AL-GHEBEEN, DIRECTOR OF MORAL GUIDANCE, JORDAN ARMED FORCES Ideological extremism and terrorism represent a global phenomenon…

Inventive Healing

Afghan girls build a ventilator using old car parts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic UNIPATH STAFF When COVID-19 struck Afghanistan, the country was suffering from a shortage of medical equipment to fight the virus. But thanks to…

Continuous Improvement

After defeating Daesh, Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service seeks to upgrade equipment, skills and training UNIPATH STAFF Notwithstanding Daesh’s control over Mosul in June 2014 and the loss of central government control over vast…

Houthis Persecute Journalists

Freedom of speech needs to be protected in a post-conflict Yemen  MAGED AL-MADHAJI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE SANAA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES | Photos BY YEMENI MINISTRY OF INFORMATION For the past few years, women have been abducted…