Officer Sammie Wicks currently serves as a Crisis Response Officer with the Aurora Police Department’s Crisis Response Team in Aurora, Colorado. He has also served as a patrol officer and an investigator with this agency. Prior to serving with the Aurora Police Department, Officer Wicks served with the Memphis Police Department in Memphis, Tennessee.
He holds an M.A. in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver with a specialization in Middle Eastern and North African Religious and Political Thought. He also holds a B.A. in History from Rhodes College.
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.