Anne Speckhard

Anne Speckhard

December 20, 2016 2:53 pm

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  • The Geography of Terror
    Constructions of Terrorism

    The Geography of Terror

    Terrorist violence is not evenly distributed across the globe. We know that incidents of terror are highly concentrated in a just a few regions of the world. Even when excluding the long-running insurgencies and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, we observe that between one half and two-thirds of all...


  • The USA and the Gulf States: Seeking a Relationship of Parity
    Foreign Policy & International Relations

    The USA and the Gulf States: Seeking a Relationship of Parity

    The relationship between the Arab Gulf States and the United States of America is often misunderstood by observers and commentators, and even by the parties themselves at times.  The stereotypical description of the relationship is one of oil rich states providing the US and the West with necessary natural...


  • Beyond ISIS and Al-Qaeda: The Long Tail of Global Islamist Violence
    Geography

    Beyond ISIS and Al-Qaeda: The Long Tail of Global Islamist Violence

    One of the key questions on analysts’ lips since the near-territorial defeat of the self-declared ‘caliphate’ across Iraq and Syria has been ‘Who will be the next ISIS?’. Prognosis has ranged from an exodus of cornered foreign fighters to far flung theatres, to a resurgent al-Qaeda retaking the reins...


  • Engaging Youth for Sustainable Peace
    Geography

    Engaging Youth for Sustainable Peace

    There are over 1.8 billion youth in the world today. While there is no clear universal definition of “youth”, the 1.8 million includes individuals up to the age of 33. The percentage of youth in the global population is the largest in history, posing both challenges and opportunities for...