Category Italy

Managing the ISIS Crisis: By Richard N. Haass

Excerpts: Those who object to calling the Islamic State a state have a point. In many ways, IS is a hybrid: part movement, part network, and part organization. Nor is it defined by geography. But it does control territory, boasts some 20,000 fighters, and, fueled by religious ideology, has an agenda. … Ultimately, of course, […]

The Islamic State’s Dangerous Gains in Libya Pose A Threat To Europe

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/islamic-state-advance-in-libya-could-present-threat-to-europe-a-1019976.html#ref=nl-international Islamic State Advance in Libya Could Present Threat to Europe A Threat to Europe: The Islamic State’s Dangerous Gains in Libya By Mirco Keilberth and Christoph Reuter A video grab shows militants loyal to the Islamic State marching Egyptian Coptic Christians to their deaths by beheading in Libya. Rival militias in Libya have thrown […]

Vatican, Italy Step Up Security Over Threat Posed By Islamic State; Group Threatens To Use Libya As A Launching Pad, And Gateway To Southern Europe

Vatican, Italy Step Up Security Over Threat Posed By Islamic State; Group Threatens To Use Libya As A Launching Pad, And Gateway To Southern Europe http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Angus Mackinnon, writing for the February 19, 2015 edition of Agency France Presse, reports that “security at the Vatican, and throughout Italy, has been stepped up because of a […]