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U.S. National Security Strategy 2018- English, French, Russian, Dari



President Donald Trump released his administrations U.S. National Security Strategy. See his vision here.

The four main pillars of his new strategy include:

  1. Protecting the U.S. from threats.
  2. Promoting American prosperity.
  3. Preserving “peace through strength.”
  4. Advancing American influence.

Take …

Countering Violent Extremism



What Are Common Myths About CVE?

1-Extremists have some unique signs that can be Identified easily.

´Contrary to popular Perceptions, extremists can be ordinary citizens well-educated, well-off employed , have a family and  don’t suffer from poverty, marginalization, alienation or …

The Gulf in a Wider Context: Outside Nation-States in the Intensifying Iranian-Arab Security Competition



Russell contends that Iran’s relations with its Arab neighbors do not take place in a hermetically sealed regional environment. Rather, both Iran and the Arab states balance one another by leveraging relationships with nation-states from outside the Gulf. He addresses …

The particular role of religion in Islamic State



Religion, specifically Islam, is central to the identity of Islamic State (IS). It was on the basis of religious doctrine that IS separated from Al Qaeda. It is on the basis of his belonging to the same tribe as the …