Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Basic points of the Turkish support to the Islamic State, by Ioannis Michaletos

The rise and rapid expansion of the Islamic State (I.S.) since mid-2014 up to date has been concurrent with a notable support from Turkish state circles. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Illegal Immigration Industry in Greece in 2015: a Strategic Overview, by Ioannis Michaletos & Chris Deliso


The much-discussed illegal immigration phenomenon in Greece presents a security challenge to the country and to Europe in general, and this is the aspect of the issue most discussed in the national and global media.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bosnia and the European Jihadist movement, by Ioannis Michaletos

The latest reports streaming from ongoing investigations in Bosnia, point out on elaborate and long-term relations between the local Mujahedeen cells and Al Qaeda, amongst other terrorist groups.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

The ISIS Expansion in Libya and Threats to the Mediterranean and North Africa

By Chris Deliso, Ioannis Michaletos and Matteo Albertini



Summary



ISIS-affiliated militants’ recent attacks on oil fields in Libya, coupled with the gruesome murders of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by terrorists there earlier, confirms that the terror group is expanding operations in a new theater, far from its home turf of Iraq and Syria; there it is under more concentrated attack from the Iraqi army, backed by Iran’s military and Shiite militias. 



After its rapid gains last summer, ISIS has been on the defensive following months of allied bombardment, and needs to expand to new theaters to sustain its momentum and perpetuate the apocalyptic theology that, as a recent study by Graeme Wood in The Atlantic revealed, comprises the ideological core of the whole ‘Islamic State’ project.



Friday, March 20, 2015

Muslim Brotherhood Operatives in Turkey Call For Killing Egyptian Officials, Threaten Egypt.

Muslim Brotherhood Operatives in Turkey Call For Killing Egyptian Officials, Threaten Egypt; Turkish MP: Turkey Shelters 'Many MB And Hamas Members'


MEMRI, Special Dispatch No.5959



Monday, March 16, 2015

Σε συναγερμό η Ιταλία, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Σε συναγερμό βρίσκεται η Ιταλία λόγω ορισμένων ενδείξεων για είτε προετοιμασία τρομοκρατικού εγχειρήματος με βάση αυτή τη χώρα, είτε εκδήλωση επίθεσης μέσα σε αυτήν. 


Saturday, March 14, 2015

France mulls ban on Gulf funding of mosques

France is considering a prohibition against foreign funding of domestic mosques. This is a sensible proposal given that Saudi funds have been coming with Wahhabi or Salafi strings attached for decades, and Qatar has joined the fray.