News Alert No.69: Germany arrests two Islamic State (ISIL) militants operating in Aachen

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On October 18, German prosecutors “arrested two men suspected of supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and searched the homes of several others”, Al Arabiya reports, quoting an Associated Press piece of news. The two persons we are speaking about were arrested in Aachenand  “they were identified only as Tunisian citizen […]

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News Alert no.67: Enhanced U.S. military exercises in Europe – a strategic tool able to deter Russia

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Large scale, very intense and regular “exercises and the promise of more exercises in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine has reassured America’s European allies, the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said” on October 16, U.S. DoD News reports. Major General Walter E. Piatt[1] “said the command is well-situated to answer threats […]

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Policy Paper No.8: Top Japanese general openly asks the U.S. to confront, together with Tokyo, Chinese aggressive-expansionist policies

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“In stark contrast to White House policy, a top Japanese general on Tuesday [October 14] said the U.S. military rebalance of forces to the Pacific should confront Chinese aggression in the region”, an article published on October 15 by Military.com reports. The senior Japanese military leader we are speaking about is General Kiyofumi Iwata, the […]

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News Alert No.66: New Kremlin reactions aimed at balancing NATO and at strengthening air attack capabilities near NATO countries in Eastern & Central Europe – a new Russian air base in Belarus

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On October 15, RIA Novosti reported that “a Russian airbase for Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft is to be set up in Belarus in 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev said Wednesday [October 15]”. The new Russian military base will be hosted by an already existent “military airfield in the city of Bobruisk, […]

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Policy Brief No.48: Turkish combat airplanes bombed Kurdish forces belonging to the radical Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

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On October 14, Reuters reports that “Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey on Sunday [September 12] in the first significant air operation against the militants since the launch of a peace process two years ago”. Open sources indicate that the attacks have been “carried out with the knowledge of Turkish […]

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News Alert No.63: Almost 10,000 Islamic State (ISIL) troops are seriously threatening Baghdad

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U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIL) forces failed to completely stop the terrorist organization’s offensive moves, and ISIL “is overrunning Iraqi forces and slowly marching on toward a province on Baghdad’s doorstep. And as alarming developments piled up over the weekend, Iraqi forces threatened to flee if the U.S. military does not intervene”, CNN reports […]

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News Alert No.59 : Ebola reached Europe – one severe case in Spain, plus several possible ones in both Macedonia and the Czech Republic

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A Spanish nurse “is the first person to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa, after becoming infected by one of two Spanish priests repatriated from Africa with the disease”, Reuters reports on September 9. Her name is Teresa Romero and her health “worsened on Thursday [October 9] and four other people were put into isolation […]

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