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Islamic State

France and Germany have taken very different approaches to counter-terrorism.

As Islamist terror attacks reach Germany, Angela Merkel addresses them with her usual pragmatism.

The question of whether sending ground troops to fight IS is dividing Europe.

There are lessons to be learned from the terror attacks on Paris, says ROBERT MUNKS, Editor of IHS Janeʼs Intelligence Review. Military budgets and more manpower alone will not tackle IS’s dark appeal to vulnerable youths.

After hundreds of thousands of dead, and millions of refugees, the EU urgently needs to take the lead in ending the brutal civil war in Syria that has transformed the country into a geopolitical battleground.

The opportunity to establish a no-fly zone has passed. Any Western intervention should now focus on a no-bomb zone to protect civilians and on weakening Bashar al-Assad.

IS is more of a sect than a terrorist organization, isolating its members and providing them with an end-of-days ideology. Reintegration of IS fighters will be nearly impossible.

Why Germany is engaging in France’s war against the so-called Islamic State.

Is the Russian-Iranian cooperation in Syria a marriage of convenience or the emergence of an alliance?

Yemen is headed for all-out civil war, another theater of the sadly familiar cast of proxy wars, sectarian violence, state collapse, and militia rule. The only actors who will prosper are the likes of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.