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Anton Varfolomeev

Biography

Anton Varfolomeev is an associate professor at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics. He has worked as a member of Russian delegations at the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Terrorism, and anti-terrorist units of the OSCE and G8. He holds a Ph.D. in political science.

16.12.2015

Why France launched its War on Terror

Why France launched its War on Terror

The war on terror launched by France after the deadly attacks Nov. 13 in Paris resembles the anti-terrorism campaign of the U.S. after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. It remains to be seen if France is going to repeat the mistakes of former U.S. President George Bush

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23.11.2015

How ISIS has fundamentally changed our view of global terrorism

How ISIS has fundamentally changed our view of global terrorism

Unlike al-Qaeda, which formed as a terrorist network, ISIS views itself as a new type of geopolitical actor that can use any means necessary to advance its anti-Western, anti-state goals

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19.11.2015

Why Russia can invoke the right to self-defense to attack ISIS

Why Russia can invoke the right to self-defense to attack ISIS

After the Paris attacks and the act of terrorism against a Russian airliner in Egypt, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a clear signal to terrorists and those who are behind them

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