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Fight Against Terrorism

Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security of citizens and international stability. Our research examines trends in terrorism and its key drivers, while also exploring possible policies to address them.

22 February 2022 | Africa

Competition for Natural Resources in the Sahel

Examining the main drivers of instability in natural resource extraction by external actors & armed groups in the Sahel region.

Competition for Natural Resources in the Sahel


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  Weekly readings

Resolving the Gas Dispute with Lebanon: First Exhaust Diplomatic Efforts

[ © The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) ]

 The launch of UAVs by Hezbollah toward the Karish gas field was intended to convey a twofold message – to Israel and to the Lebanese – against the backdrop of Israel’s determination to continue production from this field and the renewed diplomatic effort initiated by Lebanon to resolve the maritime border dispute between the countries.  

Reading of the Week: It s Time to Designate Wagner Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

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 International sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine have overlooked a key component in the Kremlin’s toolbox for international terror and coercion: the private military company (PMC) Wagner Group, which is owned by Vladimir Putin confidant Yevgeny Prigozhin.