An Overview on the Sahel Region: International Presence and Humanitarian Challenges

The Sahel region is an area in sub-Saharan Africa characterized by conflicts primarily between state forces and armed terrorist groups. Over the past ten years, it has devastated the area and triggered a severe humanitarian crisis, leading to the intervention of several international military forces in the territory. International missions in the Sahel: a timeline … Continue reading An Overview on the Sahel Region: International Presence and Humanitarian Challenges

Who is Hamas?

When Hamas, a recognized terrorist group, won the 2006 popular elections in Palestine, the western international community was left astounded. It was the first time that a terrorist group was elected into office and this proved a difficult reality to embrace. Typically, popular rhetoric employed by the world's leading democracies upholds the belief that terrorism … Continue reading Who is Hamas?

Palestinians and Israelis at Daggers Drawn: the Security Implications of Armed Conflict

As of May 19, 2021, “at least 227 Palestinians, including 64 children [and 38 women], have been killed and more than 1,500 others wounded, in what observers say has been Israel’s harshest targeting of civilian areas in the enclave to date. At least 72,000 people have been displaced, the United Nations said, with the majority … Continue reading Palestinians and Israelis at Daggers Drawn: the Security Implications of Armed Conflict

“Funding Terrorism: the Unexpected Consequences of the War on Terror” By Irene Crestanello

As politicians around the world seek to reach popularity among their nations by promising an effective protection against terrorism and its complete eradication, I believe that a more comprehensive view on this phenomenon is needed to properly comprehend what those promises entail. Below you will find a small dissertation on the relationship between Al-Qaeda and … Continue reading “Funding Terrorism: the Unexpected Consequences of the War on Terror” By Irene Crestanello