A new breed of terrorist

The defeat of ISIS will require military intervention on a scale that the West is reluctant to countenance, writes Jim Fitzpatrick.

24th August, 2014
Only long-term thinking and planning will defeat ISIS

There was a time when the IRA topped the charts of international terrorists. Remember when it was pretty much them and the PLO? But there’s a new breed in business now and like modern-day athletes pumped on steroids, they almost make their forerunners look like a different species.

International terrorism in the Middle East, and the intertwined state response, have been locked in an escalating battle for generations. But it was the events...

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