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Tarik Solmaz

Tarik Solmaz is a PhD Candidate at the University of Exeter, Strategy and Security Institute. His thesis examines the changing character of warfare and, in particular, hybrid warfare. From 2014 to 2018, he served as a defense analyst in the Undersecretariat of Public Order and Security (Turkey). He have written on security issues for Real Clear Defense, Small Wars Journal, The Interpreter, LSE Blog, and E-International Relations.

The unfolding events in Haiti are reminiscent of the American superhero film, “The Dark Knight Rises”. The key distinction between the Caribbean country and the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is that, so far, no superhero has emerged. In the film, Bane, Batman’s main antagonist, orchestrates chaos and upheaval in the crime-ridden Gotham City by releasing criminals from prison. Portrayed as a symbol of anarchy, Bane exploits societal divisions by mobilizing the disenfranchised against Gotham’s corrupt social order. Meanwhile, Batman, depicted as the “Dark Knight”, emerges as a beacon of hope and justice, collaborating with Gotham City’s remaining police force to resist the Super-Villain Bane’s destructive agenda and restore stability to the city. Haiti’s Gang Insurrection Today, Haiti’s …