Chances to curb terrorism through intelligence exchange – a case of thwarted Al Qaeda attack by Yemen authorities

Chances to curb terrorism through intelligence exchange – a case of thwarted Al Qaeda attack by Yemen authorities

What experts on terrorism said on 2nd June during the conference on terrorism in Bucharest turns out to be true: cooperation among states and efficient exchange of intelligence can curb terrorism. On the same day of 2nd June 2016, general Faraj Salmin, commander of Yemen’s Second Military Zone in the east of Yemen, made public […]

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part II

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part II

During his lifetime, the Prophet Muhammad left a number of basic ideas regarding the concept of “jihad”, although he never quite detailed the subject as much as some Muslim scholars and jurists have done after his death. Thus, in the terms of the Prophet Muhammad there were only two types of jihad:   The Major […]

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part I

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part I

We see waves of radical Islamic groups, from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State (ISIS), invoking the name of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad to justify their actions. We see Saudi Arabia punishing acts of freedom of speech with life imprisonment or even with capital punishment and we see the Saudis still forcing their women to wear […]

Moldavia’s EU Road, the New National Project for Romania

Moldavia’s EU Road, the New National Project for Romania

As a young Romanian child raised and educated between the end of the 90’s and the start of the new millennium, my parents and my school teachers were always telling me and my colleagues that the reunification of Romania and Bessarabia (Republic of Moldova’s original name) is just a question of time and patience. But […]

Geopolitics without territory?

Geopolitics without territory?

At the beginning of the year, there are always plenty of new essays portraying the international scenario of the new year. This fact is very optimistic if it is considered that new previsions are taken into account about the possible course of the world. An adequate international approach implies the elaboration of hypothesis or precise […]

The Elections in Romania from the Romanian perspective. Interview with Adrian Corobana for Equilibrium Global (Argentina)

The Elections in Romania from the Romanian perspective. Interview with Adrian Corobana for Equilibrium Global (Argentina)

This interview was published on Equilibrium Global (Argentina) in Spanish. Here you can read it in English.  Equilibrium Global: The recent elections have a high component of surprise. For the second round of elections, Prime Minister Victor Ponta was the leading candidate to win, but in the end the mayor of Sibiu, Klaus Iohannis, won and he […]