The Military Defeat of Islamic State Has Made Suicide Bombings Less Common—for Now

Jan. 10 2020

The past year saw a total of 149 suicide bombings worldwide—a nearly-50-percent drop since the previous year, in keeping with what now appears to be a downward trend since 2015. Yoram Schweitzer, Aviad Mendelboim, and Dana Ayalon analyze the data:

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More about: Al Qaeda, ISIS, Jihadism, Terrorism

With Its Threats against Israel, the EU Undermines International Law

The office of the European Union’s president, along with several member states, have made clear that they will consider taking punitive actions against Jerusalem should it go through with plans to extend its sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. In the assessment of EU diplomats, Israel has no legitimate claims to land outside the 1949 armistice lines—the so-called “1967 lines”—and any attempt to act as if it does violates the Fourth Geneva Convention. But, to David Wurmser, this entire argument is based on a poor reading of the law:

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More about: European Union, International Law, West Bank