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Published 11 May 2022

·  Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS to Hold 1st Ministerial Meeting in Marrakech

·  A Quiet Revolution: Southwest Cities Learn to Thrive Amid Drought

·  Canadian Online Searches for Far-Right Material Increased During Pandemic, MPs Told

·  How to Erode Terrorists’ Trust in Cyberspace: The Role of Intelligence Services

·  ‘Cheering Section’ for Violence: The Attacks That Show 4chan Is Still a Threat

·  U.S. Police Trainers with Far-Right Ties Are Teaching Hundreds of Cops

·  Climate Security, Energy Security, and the Russia-Ukraine War

·  Intelligence and the War in Ukraine

·  New Ideas for Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism in Afghanistan

Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS to Hold 1st Ministerial Meeting in Marrakech  (Asharq al-Awsat)
The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS will hold its first ministerial meeting in Marrakech on Wednesday, at the joint invitation of Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The meeting aims to address ISIS’s growing threat in Africa and efforts to combat this threat in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Asharq Al-Awsat learned that Blinken will not attend the meeting after he tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The meeting is another step in the pursuit of international commitment and coordination in the fight against ISIS, with a particular focus on Africa and the growing terrorist threat in the Middle East and other regions, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry stated. The ministers will review the stabilization efforts in areas affected by ISIS, including the field of strategic communication against the group and its supporters’ radicalization propaganda and the fight against foreign terrorist elements. Earlier this year, the Coalition announced the creation of the Africa Focus Group. This step will be followed up in the upcoming meeting, with additional directives and concrete answers to confront the rise of terrorism in Africa. As the host country of the annual meeting and the co-chair of the Africa Focus Group, the meeting underscores Morocco’s leading role at the regional and international levels in the fight against terrorism and efforts to maintain peace, security and stability in Africa.

A Quiet Revolution: Southwest Cities Learn to Thrive Amid Drought  (Jim Robbins, Yale e360)
Facing a changing climate, some southwestern U.S. cities such as San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas have embraced innovative strategies for conserving and sourcing water, providing these metropolitan areas with sufficient water supplies to support their growing populations.