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Should they stay or should they go? What to do with detained Foreign Fighters

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.

Terrorism or not? The Knife Attack in Hamburg

Yan St-Pierre discusses whether the Hamburg knife attack can be classified as terrorism or not and gives the pros and cons of labelling an attack.

Wrong suspects

False Start: Identifying the wrong suspect after a terrorist attack

A discussion of the dangerous trend of circulating false suspects following a terrorist attack, and why it is important to show restraint and professionalism when dealing with terrorism.

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Death of a Peace Mediator: United Nations 1945-2016

I can already see the eyes of numerous readers roll up: Another text claiming the demise of the United Nations Organisation. This one is quite different however as it deals with the UN in a different way, namely the organisation’s role as a platform for peace and dialogue. (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús / flickr.com / CC BY 2.0)