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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…

Defending the Arabian Gulf

Saudi, U.S. and British warships steamed into the Arabian Gulf for more than a week of maritime security drills called Nautical Defender 21. The January 20-29, 2021, exercise allowed naval forces to practice harbor defense, countering…

Kuwaitis on Patrol

Capt. Sheikh Mubarak Ali Al Sabah, Flotilla Commander, Kuwait Coast Guard When I assumed command of Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152) in February 2019, little did I know that my tenure would be among the most momentous in the history of…

Houthis Train Children as Soldiers

By Moammar Al-Eryani, Yemeni Minister Of Information, Culture And Tourism At the end of each academic year, the Iranian-backed Houthi militia establishes thousands of what it calls “summer centers” in the occupied capital of Sanaa and…