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[13 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

( Carles Lister  is a specialist on Syria with the US think tank Brookings Institution; Within the framework of the Syria Track II Initiative, he has coordinated several hundred meetings in the last two years between leaders of more than 100 armed rebel groups and representatives of Syrian civil society)
British-American terror expert Charles Lister believes that al-Qaida ally Jabhat al-Nusra is more dangerous than Islamic State. In an interview, he warns that most Syrian rebel groups will abort the peace process should Bashar Assad remain in power.
SPIEGEL: A surprising conclusion …

Af -Pak Scene, AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, POST- PARIS/CALIFORNIA ATTACKS »

[9 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

The author is a Washington DC based geopolitical analyst and author of the book Afghanistan — From Cold War to Gold War.
Recent articles published in the US media are giving the impression that Islamic State (IS), with its global jihadi appeal, is struggling hard to get a foothold in Pakistan but the authors of these articles are either downplaying the tell tale signs or the articles lack the necessary framework describing how emerging terror organisations flourish.
As the Taliban lose steam as a result of the death of their supreme leader …