Category Archives: Terrorism

Boko Haram is far from defeated

by Peter Dörrie (original published in German). Boko Haram is back on the scene: in a series of attacks on 22 and 23 June 2015, the Islamist rebel group attacked several villages in north eastern Nigeria. Assailants and a female … Continue reading

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Boko Haram ist noch lange nicht besiegt

von Peter Dörrie (published in English) Boko Haram hat sich zurückgemeldet: In einer Serie von Angriffen am 22. und 23. Juni griff die islamistische Rebellengruppe mehrere Dörfer im Nordosten Nigerias an. In den Orten Debiro Hawul, Debiro Bi und Gjuba … Continue reading

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Lagebericht 2015 des Nachrichtendienstes des Bundes

Anfangs Mai stellte Bundesrat Ueli Maurer im Rahmen eines sogenannten “Kasernengesprächs” den Lagebericht 2015 des Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) vor. Werden die veröffentlichten Lageradars des NDB von 2012-2015 miteinander verglichen so fällt auf, dass das Problem der Dschihadreisenden — bereits … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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Kurdistan is Full of Arab Refugees, And Kurds Can’t Agree on How to Treat Them – Part 1/2

by Kevin Knodell. He is a freelance journalist based in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He currently coordinates and edits War is Boring’s Iraq field coverage with an international team of journalists. You can follow him on twitter at @KJKnodell This is … Continue reading

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“Africa is the battleground of the future”

In September, while visiting the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US-President Barack Obama announced an expanded response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Referencing the 2,461 people who had since succumbed to the Ebola virus, … Continue reading

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Sie haben Sinjar überlebt – und was nun?

von Vager Saadullah. Vager Saadullah (Twitter / Facebook) ist ein kurdischer Journalist und Editor in Dohuk, Irak. Er absolviert einen Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Girne American University in Zypern. Die Englische Version dieses Artikels wurde auf War Is … Continue reading

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Open for discussion: How the US Created the Islamic State

In a short video produced by Vice News and the New York Review of Books, Mark Danner states that the US unintentionally created the Islamic State (IS). He argues that a series of bad political and military-strategical choices – for … Continue reading

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Islamic State Takes Former FOB in Anbar

Islamic State has now taken over the Iraqi military outpost on the outskirts of Hīt, a former forward operating base (FOB) which previously housed the US military in Anbar province. Despite US-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces have found it difficult defending … Continue reading

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The U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Marines to Defend Its Embassies

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. More than two years ago, Islamist fighters swept into … Continue reading

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