As we all read and assess and experience the last years the crisis all around the World are too many and overwhelming heading to a most probable Global Confrontation.
Media outlets and government circles cringe when trying to understand why Westerners leave the West to go fight in Syria and Iraq with the Islamic State. While calculating accurate numbers wildly diverges from source to source, there is no doubt that the fact that ANYONE at all wants to leave and join ISIL/DAESH makes the U.S. and EU both uncomfortable and perplexed.
What do Afghanistan, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Mali, northern Nigeria, Pakistan's tribal areas and Yemen have in common?
In February of 2015 Omar el-Hussein was hunted for thirteen hours and ultimately shot dead by Danish police after killing fifty-five year old documentary filmmaker Finn Noergaard at a free speech event and a thirty-seven year old Jewish guard, Dan Uzan at a synagogue in Copenhagen.
ISIS is on the run and its not just because of coalition air strikes. The brave resistance of the Peshmerga also could not dislodge them except from Korbane. Who is taking the fight to ISIS in their strongholds?
It is Iran.
In 2013, Turkey hosted about a dozen conferences on cyber security and new technologies to counter cyber threats. In a speech at the end of the year, Colonel Cengiz Özteke, commander of the military General Staff's division for electronic systems and cyber defense, said that the Turkish military now considered cyber security as the country's "fifth force" [after land, air, sea, and apparently space].
Maintaining the unity of Iraq is important in keeping a united front against the threat ISIS poses to the Middle East and the broader international community. This was the consensus among participants in Al Arabiya’s televised debate on the strategic context in the region.