ISRAEL. THE NEW TARGET OF THE ISIS?
LIBYA: NO SOLUTION WITHOUT HAFTAR
General Khalifa Haftar has a key role in the troubled post-Gaddafi history of Libya. There will be no future political settlement without his consent. One could object whether it is fair to grant a single individual with such a power, however in present day Libya political influence is directly proportional to military strength. And Haftar has the most...
BOKO HARAM AND AFRICAN TERRORISM
Abu Bakr Shekau is a terrorist with nine lives. Although he has been declared dead on several occasions, he regularly resurfaces on the African Islamic terrorism stage. His last appearance, or recital, was in March 2016. Shekau looked ill and, unlike his past statements, he invited his movement to surrender and seek a peace deal. However, there are a number of doubts over these claims. Was it really him? Why did he post his video on YouTube and not on the ISIS's Twitter accounts? Why is he suddenly so willing to negotiate? Did someone replace him? Is the movement split between those who want peace and those who don't?