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Aspects locaux et internationaux des menaces maoïstes/naxalites contre les Etats du sud de l’Inde
Le ministère indien de l’Intérieur a averti cette semaine les Etats du Karnataka, du Kerala et du Tamil Nadu de l’existence d’un risque accru d’attaques maoïstes. Cette alerte résulte d’un long message dans lequel le « Comité central » du Parti communiste indien-Maoïstes (PCI-Maoïstes) fait état de l’ouverture d’un nouveau front de guérilla dans la zone qui sépare ces trois états, au niveau de l’extrémité méridionale de la chaine montagneuse des Ghats occidentaux (Sahyadri).
Philippines: Threats against German hostages raise the question of the changing nature of Abu Sayyaf Group
On Monday September 29, German hostages Stefan Viktor Okonek and Herike Diesen – who are presumably held by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in an unknown location in Sulu Island since last April – launched a distress appeal to the German and Philippine governments in an interview with Zamboanga city’s community radio dxRZ. Stressing that their health condition was worsening, they called German authorities to do “all they can” to ensure their release, adding that they were “not sure how long [they] can suffer”. The authenticity of the message, which was broadcasted trough the private network “Radio Mindanao Network” (RMN), was later confirmed by local police sources.
Colombia commits to peace process despite continuing violence on the ground
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) used the opportunity of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual meeting in New York to publish on Wednesday September 24 the provisional content of a proposed peace settlement. President Juan Manuel Santos, who will address the General Assembly on Thursday, explained that confidentiality was no longer necessary, as the peace talks were “advanced enough” to ensure the continuation of the process started in November 2012 in Cuba’s capital city of Havana.
The Zaidi advance ushers in a new period of uncertainty in Yemen
Whilst the world’s attention was focused on the barbaric atrocities committed by the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, the rapid advance of the Zaidi “Houti” insurgency – also known as “Ansarullah” – towards Sanaa also plunged Yemen on the verge of a new civil war.
Anti-IS coalition takes shapes despite huge number of uncertainties on the ground
According to a statement issued by the press service of the Elysée Palace, French fighter jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State (IS – referred as “Daech”) positions in northern Iraq, early in the morning on Friday September 19. French media sources later reported that the operation was conducted by at least two Rafale aircrafts stationed in the Al Dhafra Air Base, near Abu Dhabi.
“Operation Appleby” highlights looming terrorist threat in line with Islamic State’s progression in Iraq
On Thursday September the 18th, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that police had detained 15 suspected members of a support network of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, in a major counterterrorism operation carried out early in the morning in Sydney and Brisbane...
Boko Haram and The risk of terrorism in northern Cameroon
The kidnapping of the Moulin-Fournier family by men claiming to be Boko Haram members has highlighted the growing threat by the Islamist sect for security in West Africa(...)
Boko Haram et le risque terroriste au Nord-Cameroun
L’enlèvement de la famille Moulin-Fournier par des hommes se réclamant de Boko Haram a mis en lumière la menace croissante représentée par la secte islamiste pour la sécurité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest(...)
Cameroon: The kidnapping of a french family shows amplification of the terrorist threath in West Africa
On Tuesday, February 19, the kidnapping of a French family in Dadanga, in northern Cameroon, raises the specter of a destabilization of the entire West Africa (...)
Cameroun : L'enlèvement d'une famille française révèle l'amplification de la menace terroriste en Afrique de l'Ouest
Mardi 19 février, l’enlèvement d’une famille française à Dadanga, au nord du Cameroun, a fait surgir le spectre d’une déstabilisation de l’ensemble de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (...)
Gilgit-Baltistan: Essential link of the Pakistan-China strategic axis
Paper presented on occasion of an expert meeting hosted by ESISC and MEP Jürgen Creutzmann in the European Parliament on January 30, 2013.
North-East Asia: Nationalist rhetoric submitted to a reality check
After a series of naval incidents at the end of last year, the beginning of 2013 was marked by a new peak in tensions between China and Japan(...)
Asie du Nord-est : le discours nationaliste à l’épreuve des faits
Après l’accumulation d’incidents navals à la fin de l’année dernière, ce début d’année 2013 a été marqué par de nouveaux pics de tensions entre la Chine et le Japon(...)
Mali: Update on Operation "Serval"
On the sixth day of Operation Serval, the French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian announced that ground troops were marching towards the town of Diabali (...)
Mali : Point de situation sur l'opération Serval
Au sixième jour de l’opération Serval, le ministre français de la défense Jean-Yves Le Drian a annoncé qu’une colonne de blindés avait pris la direction de la ville de Diabali (...)
Syria: The speech of a cornered President
On Sunday, January 6th, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke for the first time on television for more than seven months(...)
Syrie: Le discours d'un président acculé
Dimanche 6 janvier, le président syrien Bachar el-Assad s’est exprimé pour la première fois à la télévision depuis plus de sept mois(...)
International disputes eroding prospect for military intervention in Northern Mali
On Tuesday, December 4, emissaries from various belligerents involved in the Mali conflict met in Ouagadougou (...)
Les désaccords internationaux hypothèquent l'intervention militaire au Nord-Mali
Mardi 4 décembre, des émissaires de différentes parties qui participent au conflit malien se sont réunis à Ouagadougou (...)
UN vote on Palestine: Mahmoud Abbas' Victory or springboard for Hamas?
By 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions, the United Nations General Assembly has granted Observer status to Palestine (...)
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