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Why territorial losses do not mean the end for the Islamic...

Spearhead Special Report – 23.01.2018 By Fatima Ayub Research Analyst, Spearhead Research When commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), waved the victory flag of their forces at...

From Al-Qaida to ISIS, A Blind War on Terrorism Will Mean...

Mission accomplished? That was doubtless then-President Barack Obama’s expectation as he anxiously watched a team of American Navy SEALs kill al-Qaida’s leader, Osama bin...

Donald Trump’s already complicated relationship with Saudi Arabia

Just days after he signed an executive order that critics say unfairly targets Muslims, President Trump spoke on the phone with the leader of...

LURKING PEARL HARBORS?

By Harlan K. Ullman Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island: Last week marked the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that destroyed much...

The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications – Trump, The...

Synopsis The apocalyptic vision of Muslim terrorists and extremists has come true with the victory of Donald Trump as the next US president. They jubilantly...

America’s True Role in Syria

Syria’s civil war is the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet. Since early 2011, hundreds of thousands have died; around ten million...

Turkey’s 24 Hour Coup

Spearhead Analysis – 18.07.2016 Troubled by IS (Islamic State) and Kurd separatist instigated violence with a segment of its population resenting state sponsored religiosity and autocratic...

THE CHILCOT CONFIRMATION

Spearhead Analysis – 11.07.2016 Thirteen years after the US-UK orchestrated invasion of Iraq and seven years after he started work Sir John Chilcot has produced a...

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Spearhead Analysis – 26.05.2016 ------the following year Senator Carl Levin would propose a rapid withdrawal in order to somehow magically force an Iraqi political settlement. “It...

The writing is on the wall

A trans-national terrorist organization that could conduct and co-ordinate attacks in distant geographical locations with the assistance of its affiliates? Al-Qaeda would have been the obvious answer for most until a couple of years ago. However, the face of radical Islamic terrorism changed forever since the emergence of the Islamic State which earlier grew out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). While the recent Paris attacks would qualify as the groups most audacious move in its ‘prophesized’ war against the west, the Islamic State has been successful in capturing headlines all over the world for a couple of years now