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Security News, February 4: Terrorism in Turkey, Lebanon Fights Back, and More

February 4, 2013

Turkey A far-left group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the US embassy in Ankara that left two dead (including the bomber) and one injured. The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) posted a statement on its website claiming responsibility for the attack. In its statement the group called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip… Read More ›

Security Brief: December 5, 2012

Iran A former Iranian nuclear negotiator has said that a nuclear Iran would set off an arms race in the Middle East that could eventually include Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey. Hossein Moussavian also argues that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons. A nuclear capability would make Iran more vulnerable and isolated. One possible consequence… Read More ›

Security Brief: November 30, 2012

USA The US Senate has, with a large majority, voted for a fast withdrawal of the ¬†66,000 US troops currently deployed in ¬†Afghanistan by 2014. Nevertheless, the Pentagon keeps on stressing the importance of a mission in Afghanistan after 2014 in order to prevent Al-Qaeda from returning to power in the country. Congo After negotiations… Read More ›