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ISIL/Da’esh and ‘non-conventional’ weapons of terror

Written by Beatrix Immenkamp, [Updated May 2016] The European Union and its Member States must prepare for the possibility of a chemical or biological attack on their territory by the self-styled ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and the Levant (known variously as IS, ISIS or ISIL, and by the Arabic acronym ‘Da’esh’). Since October 2015, terrorist … Continue reading

Combatting terrorism: prepare for a marathon, not a sprint

Written by Patryk Pawlak, The analysis of trends in global terrorism demonstrates that over the past 10 years the number of countries affected by terrorism has increased from 49 in 2004 to 99 in 2014, bringing the total number of people killed in terrorist attacks to over 43 000. The terrorist attacks in Paris, Tunis, … Continue reading

ISIL/Da’esh (the ‘Islamic State’): background information

Last update 17/03/2015 The jihadist group that has declared itself ‘the Islamic State’ (known variously as IS, ISIS or ISIL, and by the Arabic acronym ‘Daesh’ or ‘Da’esh’), seized large portions of Iraqi territory in a matter of days in summer 2014. It is also in control of a third of Syrian territory (most of … Continue reading

Ask EP – You asked, we answered

What was your EU topic of the year? In all probability we dealt with it. Check out the Ask EP review of 2014. At the end of this year, Ask EP will have treated some 10,000 letters and messages addressed to the European Parliament or its President. We receive these messages from all over Europe … Continue reading

The situation of minorities in Iraq

Written by Eric Pichon, Iraqi minorities (Turkmens, Yazidis, Christians and other smaller communities) have long been discriminated against in Iraq. Violence against them has increased dramatically in areas of Iraqi territory that have fallen under the control of the Islamist terrorist group that has declared itself ‘the Islamic State’ (known variously as IS, ISIS or … Continue reading

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