Terror related

Literature. Michel Houellebecq: ‘Am I Islamophobic? Probably, yes'

ENFANT TERRIBLE. Michel Houellebecq is the ageing enfant terrible of French literature. His new book imagines a France ruled by Islamists and he has been under 24-hour police protection since the Charlie Hebdo attack. Does he really hate women and Muslims or is he just a twisted provocateur? 

Africa. LRA war crimes trial: Joseph Kony general abducted into Lord's Resistance Army as a child is charged with crimes against humanity

TRIAL. Dominic Ongwen was abducted as a child soldier – but now he is linked to LRA massacres He was a child soldier who rose to become an infamous commander in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. And today Dominic Ongwen appealed for sympathy from the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces war crimes charges. 

Environment. Judging the civilian and environmental risks of cyber warfare

CYBERATTACKS. How much of a threat do cyber attacks on industrial infrastructure pose to civilians and the environment? More to the point, how do we judge the environmental acceptability of new forms of warfare, or current practices for that matter? Doug Weir takes a look.

Middle East. Opec under siege as Isil threatens world's oil lifeline

OPEC. As the bloc’s 12 oil ministers meet in Vienna, the march of Isil jihadists in the Middle East is putting Iran and Saudi Arabia on a collision course with explosive consequences

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