By Natalie Domaas Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Over the past 20 years it has become increasingly common for countries to list non-state armed groups (NSAG) as terrorist organisations. The logic behind this move is to make it easier for countries and international bodies to sanction these groups, however this trend is having an adverse effect onContinue reading “Why we should consider negotiating with terrorist organisations”
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Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?
By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Poverty, widespread illiteracy, lack of infrastructure, terrorism, food insecurity, environmental degradation… These are just a few of the problems Niger is facing today. The landlocked West African country consistently ranks at the bottom of the UN Human Development Indexes.[i] Recently, however, Niger has come to the fore notContinue reading “Why is Niger gaining increasing international attention?”
Death of Sir David Amess: what the new age of low-cost, lone-actor terrorism means for UK national security
By Eray Arda Akartuna AML, Blockchain & Cyber Analyst For a second time in five years, a UK Member of Parliament has been stabbed to death in an incident of terrorism or far-right extremism (some would legitimately argue that they are one and the same). Sir David Amess, the Conservative MP for Southend West forContinue reading “Death of Sir David Amess: what the new age of low-cost, lone-actor terrorism means for UK national security”
Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation
On 7 October 2021, Unfiltered Voices together in partnership the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted an event on ‘The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation’. Over the decades, the United States and Europe have been each other’s closest political, economic, and military allies. Going forward, both sides ofContinue reading “Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation”
The Taliban and Pakistan face a conundrum over their border
By Will Xue Barlow*Guest Contributor The Afghan Taliban leadership council have announced the cabinet of their self-proclaimed Emirate. It consists of many old faces of the Taliban Quetta Shura (council), who themselves were formed around a core of 10 former Taliban leaders and ministers who fled to Quetta, Pakistan, in 2001. These 33 ministers includeContinue reading “The Taliban and Pakistan face a conundrum over their border”
A“coup within a coup”: what next for Mali?
By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst While transatlantic actors are focused on the numerous summits and US President Joe Biden’s 8-day visit to Europe, the key west African nation of Mali is undergoing a coup for the second time in 9 months. The latest coup began with the arrest of Mali’s transitional President BahContinue reading “A“coup within a coup”: what next for Mali?”
What can we expect from the NATO 2021 Summit?
By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst On June 14th, NATO is holding its Summit of allied leaders at its headquarters in Brussels, which will focus on the NATO 2030 agenda. In their press release from April this year, the Alliance listed the challenges that they will be covering in their discussions, centring on the topics ofContinue reading “What can we expect from the NATO 2021 Summit?”
Biden and the Middle East
By Annabelle Saba MENA Analyst The relationship between the US and the Middle East has been on a roller coaster ride since 9/11. The American war on terror brought the Middle East under the highest priority of US foreign policy until Trump’s election in 2016. Since, the Middle East started losing priority under Trump’s administrationContinue reading “Biden and the Middle East”
Interview series: International Security in 2021
Unfiltered Voices founder Ilayda Nijhar spoke with Bruno Lete, Senior Security & Defence Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Board Advisor at Unfiltered Voices, about international security issues for 2021. This interview was conducted remotely on January 19th 2021. – In your opinion, what are the top 3 security issues for 2021? The impactContinue reading “Interview series: International Security in 2021”
US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward
By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst The events at the US Capitol building on January 6th will undoubtedly go down as one of the more shameful moments of US history. Horrific scenes of the Confederate flag being flown in the halls of the center of American Democracy will not soon be forgotten, norContinue reading “US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward”