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“TRENDS Research & Advisory organises conference on Daesh’s Challenge to Global Security”

“TRENDS Research & Advisory organises conference on Daesh’s Challenge to Global Security”

May 4, 2016 9:53 am

WASHINGTON, 3rd May, 2016 (WAM)–TRENDS Research & Advisory organised a group of scholars, practitioners and journalists at the Stimson Centre in Washington D.C. on 27 and 28 April. The two day conference was organised by TRENDS Research and Advisory, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the Orfalea Centre for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Stimson centre, bringing together terrorism and counter-terrorism experts from diverse backgrounds to confront the challenges presented by Daesh.

The wide-ranging discussions that occurred over eight thematic panels challenged existing conceptions of Daesh and how the international community ought to respond.

Despite recent media reports and claims that Daesh is being weakened, the group remains a large threat to security. This threat is not limited to Iraq and Syria, where Daesh has control over territory, but its influence and alliances are being seen across the world. Governments and international organisations are attempting to come up with responses to the threats posed by Daesh, but so far these efforts have not been fully effective.

To read the full article, please follow the link: http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates-international/1395295045217.html

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