Analysis 2017-12-21T15:19:11+00:00


January 2018

The Fall of Mosul: How ISIS Managed to Take the City

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"When the jihadists advanced towards Mosul on 6th June 2014 their aim was just to take a neighborhood for a couple of hours. They did not expected that all the government apparatus in the [...]

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August 2017

Terror Attack in Spain: What we know so far

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , , |

"As remarked by F. Reinares, various elements (e.g. the complexity of the plot, as well as trips abroad by members of the cell, especially the imam Es Satty) suggest there could be an international [...]

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Was the Iraq War started by the Bush family’s personal vendetta against Saddam?

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: analysis, latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"Was Washington's decision really dictated by the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein’s arsenal? Or, perhaps, is there a hidden truth justifying that choice?" (By Nino Orto)Fourteen years ago, the [...]

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May 2017

Interview with Mrs Lejla Čamdžić Researcher at OCCRP

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: interview, news|Tags: , , , , |

"OCCRP’s goal is to help the people of the world understand how organized crime and corruption resides in their countries and governments" (By Leonida Reitano)The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is [...]

March 2017

Iraq’s parliament passes law legalising Shia militias: the end of Iraq?

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"They now number over 100,000 men and fight with heavy weaponry, including tanks, artillery and rocket launchers" (By Osservatorio Mashrek) Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize [...]

Iraq: perchè il Califfato sopravviverà

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: analysis, latest|Tags: , , , , |

"La riuscita del progetto califfale in Iraq, a differenza della Siria, è stato possibile grazie ad un contesto socio-politico di incertezza e paura tra la popolazione sunnita che successivamente al ritiro di [...]

February 2017

Goodbye Iraq

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: analysis, latest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"After two years since the proclamation of Caliphate in Syraq the international community has failed to curb the institutionalisation of Islamic State nor have they prevented Baghdadi and the organisation from becoming new regional geo-political [...]

October 2016

L’Italia gioca con il fuoco in Libia?

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: analysis, latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"La situazione libica è caotica non solo dal punto di vista militare ma anche e soprattutto sotto l'aspetto istituzionale, il che trasforma il paese in una vera e propria bomba ad orologeria pronta ad esplodere" [...]

September 2016

Sahel e migranti: il nuovo volto del Business

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: analysis|Tags: , , , , , |

"La fascia saheliana che divide il nord Africa dal resto del continente è ormai solcato da percorsi di disperazione, dove il traffico di esseri umani sembra aver sostituito gli scambi di spezie e merci di [...]

August 2016

“The Islamic State is a stable entity”: interview with Loretta Napoleoni

By | August 22nd, 2016|Categories: analysis, interview, latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"Islamic State has been very skillful in attracting the young Muslims generations. I think that this is related as well to the fact that ISIS is a nationalistic movement, you have the religious message united [...]