This article explores the NATO Automated Biometric Identification System and the importance of biometric data in preventing emerging threats.
Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.
Samer Khurshid in this article serves to clear western misconceptions of Islam, Jihad and the Quran whilst simultaneously eradicating the legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Organizations like Al – Qaeda.
Lily Jia reviews Roger Trinquier’s book “Modern Warfare: A French View of Counterinsurgency”. To successfully counteract insurgent attacks, a combination of security, political, and information efforts is crucial.
In this edition of the Editors’ Forum, the program editors at the NAOC give their input on Antifa’s classification as a terrorist organization and its implications.
The Islamic State (IS) may not occupy as much contiguous territory as it once did, but that has not diminished its resolve to spread global terror. Emily Mullin examines how the jihadist group is exploiting COVID-19 to gain respite, and what this means for NATO operations in the Middle East.
Janakan Muthukumar discusses the standing of ISIS under international law by examining the ISIS’s locus of political authority.
The current atmosphere of international politics remains a strongly gendered environment in which women continue to be marginalized in both the job sector and within social spheres. The ongoing gendered viewpoint which places women in a position of vulnerability has, in part, contributed to women participating in or even conducting terrorist operations. The threat of Read More…
On March 20th, President Trump stood on the White House lawn and announced the defeat of ISIS while holding two maps that displayed the massive difference in terms of the group’s territorial control before and after the operations of the US-led international coalition. A later sequence of developments on the ground have, unfortunately, shown the Read More…
The program editors at NAOC look at global intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa in the form of military, economic, and political ties.