Counterinsurgency

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:53

This week, Turkey allowed roughly 150 Iraqi Kurds to transit Turkish territory in order to reinforce Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani, Syria, which has been under siege by the Islamic State. President of Burkina Faso Blaise Campaore decided to step down following violent protests against efforts to amend the constitution to allow for his reelection. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with the families of dozens of students who went missing near the town of Iguala last month. The U.S.-appointed Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published a series of major reports this week showing that U.S.-funded reconstruction efforts are currently hampered by a variety of issues

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:57
Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 08:07
The security situation in Yemen is deteriorating so badly the country is at risk of being torn apart by civil war. That is the warning given this week by Yemen's ambassador to the UK, Abdullah al-Radhi.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:17
Ricardo Ferreiro, the general manager of Transportadora de Gas del Peru (TgP), Camisea's gas pipeline operator, said on 13 October that operations by the Sendero Luminoso had delayed Camisea's gas pipeline expansion project works for nearly a year.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:42

The Egyptian government denies carrying out airstrikes against militants in Libya, Mali has reportedly become the most dangerous country in the world for U.N. Peacekeepers, Mexican activists have threatened to bring the country to a standstll over the unsolved disappearance of dozens of students and the U.S. State Department urged the government of Azerbaijan to release human rights defenders held in pretrial detention. Read about these stories and more from this past week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 06:25
The Central Intelligence Agency has run guns to insurgencies across the world during its 67-year history — from Angola to Nicaragua to Cuba. The continuing C.I.A. effort to train Syrian rebels is just the latest example of an American president becoming enticed by the prospect of using the spy agency to covertly arm and train rebel groups. An internal C.I.A. study has found that it rarely works.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 05:40
The state of insecurity in the North- East, occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram, has exposed the apparent misapplication of funds by the Ministry of Defence and the various security forces in the country.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:11

A still-unfolding scandal in Colombia is revealing American Commission on Human Rights,” establishing that the government’s intelligence agency not only spied upon major players in Colombia’s democracy—from Supreme Court and Constitutional Court judges to presidential candidates, from journalists and publishers to human rights defenders, from international organizations to U.S. and European human rights groups—but also carried out dirty tricks, and even death threats, to undermine their legitimate, democratic activities.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:04

On July 13, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed into law a $1.3 billion package of mostly military aid, known as “Plan Colombia,” that made Colombia by far the biggest U.S. aid recipient outside the Middle East. Now, ten years later, Colombia often gets described as a “success” in Washington. Officials and analysts point to improvements in several measures of security in the conflict-torn South American country. They give the credit to U.S. assistance and to President Álvaro Uribe, who took over in 2002 and implemented a hard-line security policy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 07:05
The Nigerian Army yesterday in Lagos said it was undertaking a number of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency measures with a view to combating the security challenges confronting the country, saying it had adopted a new approach known as “Manoeuverist’ approach to warfare.”

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