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Turkey's bombing campaign is the last thing we need in the fight against Isis

Turkey's bombing campaign is the last thing we need in the fight against Isis | Information wars | Scoop.it
Turkey’s president, Recep Tayip Erdogan, is playing a dangerous game of divide and conquer, both at home and in the region. Having spent the best part of the conflict in Syria acquiescing to Isis – which has been using Turkish territory as a transit point into Syria, and using it to build a lucrative commercial hub – Turkey has started targeting the jihadis in Syria.
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The enemy's enemy: how Arab states have turned to al-Qa’eda

The enemy's enemy: how Arab states have turned to al-Qa’eda | Information wars | Scoop.it
After plunging Syria into five years of a bloody civil war that has killed 300,000 and displaced 10 million, Bashar al-Assad is preparing for the endgame. He has been digging… Read more
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Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East

Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
  Initially published in Egypt's Ahram. After 12 years of diplomatic proposals and 20 months of tough negotiations, theocratic Iran and world powers have reached a nuclear deal that, regardles...
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Al-Fârâbî : Les fondements d’une philosophie politique - Les clés du Moyen-Orient

Al-Fârâbî : Les fondements d’une philosophie politique - Les clés du Moyen-Orient | Information wars | Scoop.it
Al-Fârâbî nait en 872 et meurt à Damas, en 950. Il est l’une des grandes figures de la philosophie médiévale, et a été surnommé le « Second maître » par (...)
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The illusion of Russia-Iran alliance

The illusion of Russia-Iran alliance | Information wars | Scoop.it
Moscow will always remember that it was kept in the dark by its presumed allies in Tehran over the secret negotiations with the US
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US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State | Information wars | Scoop.it
Middle East allies accuse Barack Obama and David Cameron of failing to show strategic leadership in fight against Isil, as MPs could be given vote on whether to bomb Syria
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Al-Azhar goes online to fight extremism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Al-Azhar goes online to fight extremism - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
As terrorist groups mobilize young Muslims in cyberspace, religious institutions in Egypt are reviving religious discourse and recruiting technology to counter extremist ideas.
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The 'Caliphate Cubs' of IS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The 'Caliphate Cubs' of IS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
According to witnesses, the Islamic State has been recruiting children in Iraq and Syria and enrolling them in special training camps.
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The Only Thing Iraq’s Sunnis and Shias Hate More Than Each Other Is the Islamic State | VICE News

The Only Thing Iraq’s Sunnis and Shias Hate More Than Each Other Is the Islamic State | VICE News | Information wars | Scoop.it
Iraq’s Sunni tribes and Shia militias are trying to put aside their history of bloodletting and find ways to support each other in the fight against the Islamic State.
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Iranian Demonstrations Heat Up In Kurdish Cities, Met With Military Violence

Iranian Demonstrations Heat Up In Kurdish Cities, Met With Military Violence | Information wars | Scoop.it
Demonstrations are spreading across the country's Kurdish cities where 25 people have been wounded as the military and police crack down on protests.
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Researchers mount cyber attacks against surgery robot

Researchers mount cyber attacks against surgery robot | Information wars | Scoop.it
A group of researchers from University of Washington have tested the security of a teleoperated robotic surgery system created by their coll...
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Ibn Khaldûn - Les clés du Moyen-Orient

La pensée et les écrits d’Ibn Khaldûn, homme de cour et homme de lettres du XIVème siècle, ont été découverts par l’Occident au XIXème siècle, même si les (...)
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Hecker : "La manière dont l'EI utilise les réseaux sociaux est réellement innovante"

Hecker : "La manière dont l'EI utilise les réseaux sociaux est réellement innovante" | Information wars | Scoop.it
C'est une chose de constater l'usage des réseaux sociaux par les djihadistes. C'en est une autre de chercher à comprendre le phénomène. Interview.
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How the audacious Pentagon agency that invented the Internet is now trying to save it

How the audacious Pentagon agency that invented the Internet is now trying to save it | Information wars | Scoop.it
Hackers are winning the cyberwar. But DARPA is developing technology that would enable automated systems to defend vulnerable networks.
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Jordan says it has foiled Iran-backed bomb attack

Jordan says it has foiled Iran-backed bomb attack | Information wars | Scoop.it
Jordanian authorities have foiled a "terrorist" attack and arrested an Iraqi man in possession of explosives said to have come from Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a judicial source said on Monday.
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Addressing the Challenge of "Cybercrime-as-a-Service"

Addressing the Challenge of "Cybercrime-as-a-Service" | Information wars | Scoop.it
Once you can see what files are doing and can identify them as malicious, even after a cyber attack, you need retrospective security in order to marginalize the impact of an attack
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Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS

Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Turkish military is not enthusiastic and Washington may have its doubts, but President Erdogan appears determined to set up a buffer zone.
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The Arab World and Turkey

The Arab World and Turkey | Information wars | Scoop.it
( President Erdogan- Photo via AP) In a historic election, the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost its parliamentary majority. The consequences of these results are felt not just in...
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The need to reform Islam - Daily News Egypt

- Moha Ennaji By Moha Ennaji With the escalation of violence in the Middle East and North Africa, and in the wake of the deplorable terrorism in Paris, Musli
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US Govt proposes to classify cybersecurity or hacking tools as weapons of war | BetaNews

US Govt proposes to classify cybersecurity or hacking tools as weapons of war | BetaNews | Information wars | Scoop.it
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In a propaganda war against ISIS, the U.S. tried to play by the enemy’s rules

In a propaganda war against ISIS, the U.S. tried to play by the enemy’s rules | Information wars | Scoop.it
“Welcome to ISIS Land,” a State Department propaganda video that went viral, has become a flash point in a debate over how far the U.S. should go to engage a barbaric adversary online.
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APNewsBreak: Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels

APNewsBreak: Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels | Information wars | Scoop.it
ISTANBUL (AP) — Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have converged on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad. The two countries — one a democracy,…
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