Nils Duquet is director of the Flemish Peace Institute. He has been working at the Flemish Peace Institute since 2006 and has authored more than 50 policy-oriented and academic publications on illicit firearms trafficking and gun violence in Europe, domestic gun policies and European arms export controls. He is also the coordinator of DIVERT and Project TARGET, two large-scale European research projects on the diversion of firearms into the illegal domain and on the linkages between illicit gun trafficking and gun violence in Europe.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.