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Iraq says anti-IS operations with U.S. coalition resume

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Iraq’s military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S....

ISS: What does al-Baghdadi’s exit mean for Africa?

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, former leader of the world’s deadliest terror group Daesh – also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria –...

The arrival of ISIS in Southern Africa

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The ‘arrival’ of ISIS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the north of Mozambique should be causing some concern at Defence...

Fourth industrial revolution driving the sophistication of IEDs

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The fourth industrial revolution (IR) has bought about cyber-physical systems that are changing the landscape of war between state and non-state actors. Smart robotics,...

ISS: West Africa must confront its foreign terrorist fighters

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Better information, border control and cooperation is needed to deal with foreign combatants in the region. One year ago, 13 Senegalese nationals were convicted for...

Interpol and UN chiefs on global security

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An increased risk of foreign fighters returning home or joining other conflicts following the liberation of territories held by ISIS also known...

ISS: How will ISIS setbacks impact Africa?

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The recent liberation of Mosul in Iraq is just one of many setbacks for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)....

ISS: Are ISIS returnees a risk for South Africa?

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With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq...

ISS: Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again

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By any measure, Africa's fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in...

Why do they join? Understanding Islamist radicalization and recruitment in Africa

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His name was Seifeddine Rezqui, a 23-year-old engineering student from the rather ordinary town of Gaafour, 50 miles from Tunisia's capital, Tunis....

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...