The label “terrorism” is a highly subjective interpretation of violence, but what happens when the moral perception is not as clear cut? Do we make a difference for “one of us” compared to “one of them”? If so, does it affect whether or not a far-right political attack is labelled as terrorism? Yan St-Pierre discusses the historical perspective and perception of left, Islamic and far-right attacks.
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Guest author Nauel Semaan shares her insights about the Lebanese elections, the local reactions and how change is difficult in a system designed for stability.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Trèbes, France on March 23, many aspects of the attack and the ensuing investigation led to a variety of erroneous comments and numerous questions. As many of those comments and questions were addressed to MOSECON, we will give some answers here, hoping that they can provide a degree of understanding surrounding this attack.
It is and will be one of the hottest topics in the field of security in 2018: Should foreign fighters – especially those who pledged allegiance to ISIS – be allowed to return to their home countries? Yan St-Pierre explains the pros, cons & risks and gives his advice.