Drew Smith

Interested in International Security, Terrorism and Geopolitics. Constantly on the look out for my next travel adventure.

Category Archives: Islamic State

Limiting air strikes to Iraq might be nonsensical, but we should be making the case for boots on the ground instead

Nobody is proposing deploying the British Army to Iraq, and I am not about to start. Many of the toxic conditions that led to the spillage of so much blood … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Debunking the Islamist versus non-Islamist framing of the current chaos: extremism has little to do with Libya’s polarisation into two rival blocs

Three and a half years after NATO’s intervention created the space for the ouster of Col Muammar Gaddaffi, Libya is once again failing as a state and teeters on the … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE UK’S CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE

My research and analysis was recently included in this report, published by defence and security think-tank The Henry Jackson Society, on the first 100 days of the UK’s campaign against the … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment