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Lydia Khalil

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Another Homegrown Terrorism Case

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 2:24 PM

So what's with all the terrorism related arrests lately? The recent shootout with FBI agents and a radical Detroit imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah and the arrest of seven of his followers makes this the sixth case, that we know of, this year.

How are we to understand the seeming explosion...

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Iran's Unresolved Revolution

(5) Comments | Posted July 17, 2009 | 1:18 PM

After Iran's protest's last month we've heard precious little from the protestors. Have they run out of steam? Have they been defeated by the efficient crackdown? We shouldn't dismiss the movement just yet. As I argued in a recent op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor:

The events we are...
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Change the Tone Towards Iraq

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 2:37 PM

During President Obama's whirlwind tour of Europe, the president did what he did best - empathize and listen, all the while deliberately and patiently pursuing his interests.
But the tone taken with European leaders did not carry over to his surprise stop over in Iraq. His chidings to...

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Hope as a Counterterrorism Policy?

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2009 | 4:10 PM

Hope as a Counterterrorism Strategy?
Lydia Khalil

After the historic presidential elections in the United States, messages poured in from around the world congratulating the American people on their transformative new President. One of the voices in the chorus was that of Abu Omar al Baghdadi, also...

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