Press Review 7.9.18

Last update: 2022-04-22 09:55:14

Despite the alleged “defeat of ISIS,” American and other Western intelligence forces explain that terrorist threats are, “as complex and diverse as ever.” Specifically, these intelligence informants explain how ISIS has developed new, underground techniques to rally adherence, explains Eric Schmitt for the New York Times.


Under a decree aimed to ban all members of terror groups, Turkey dismisses 18,632 state employees, according to the Guardian. Turkey has been declared under a state of emergency for two years, and the government blames U.S. self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen for the crisis. The government’s plan is to arrest and ban anybody with links to him.


Catholic communities are finding themselves divided over Salvini’s immigration policies. Some priests support Salvini’s immigration tactics. However, others, like Pope Francis as well as Fr. Gianfranco Formento strongly oppose the newly implemented policy of immigration, according to the Guardian.


How do present efforts to disarm North Korea compare to the disarmament of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein in 1991? The Economist explains that presently we lack a unified front between our world’s great powers on the war biological and chemical weapons.