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A Holy War on Women

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nina Burleigh

With evidence piled up that the status of women in the West is what radical Islamists revile most about us, the question is, why haven't Western countries made support of women a fundamental element of the diplomatic, political response?

What Shari'a Actually Says

Andrew F. March | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew F. March

If so many Americans are now going to anoint themselves instant experts on Islamic law -- shari'a -- then it behooves the rest of us to do some of their thinking for them.

U.S. Expands 'Shadow War' On Terror

The New York Times | By SCOTT SHANE, MARK MAZZETTI and ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In roughly a dozen countries -- from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics crippled by ethnic and reli...

Faisal Shahzad 'Inspired' By Former GWU Graduate Students

GW Hatchet | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Pakistani-American man suspected of attempting to bomb Times Square earlier this month recently told investigators he was inspired by a former GW ...

Understanding How the Privileged Become Violent Fanatics

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

Enthralled by the economic opportunities of globalization, we are failing to manage the global crisis of cultures that is shattering social and political peace, and turning marginalized youth to violent extremism.

Time for 'A Full and Open Debate' About Drones

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Last week, in a rare public interview, Michael Leiter, the nation's counterterrorism chief, acknowledged that the government's drone and targeted kill...

Faisal Shahzad Had Contact With Anwar al Awlaki, Key Figure In Fort Hood, Christmas Day Attacks

ABC News | RICHARD ESPOSITO, CHRIS VLASTO and CHRIS CUOMO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But according to these sources, Shahzad also had a web of jihadist contacts that included big names tied to terror attacks in the U.S. and abroad, inc...

Assassinating ANWR, and the Rule of Law

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

For non-scientists, this massive oil spill contains lots of intellectual complications. Apparently, scientists are not doing a whole lot better. Neither are engineers. Nor are lawyers.

A Time To Act But Not React

Joshua Geltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Geltzer

The strategic success or failure of terrorist operations depends less on the terrorist thrust than on the counter-terrorist parry. It is a time for us to act -- but not to react.

The New Enemies Within

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

What makes efforts to disrupt homegrown terrorists especially difficult is the absence of important layers in our national security strategy.

Anwar Al-Awlaki: The Jim Jones of Islam

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

Like Jim Jones, a personality cult has formed around Anwar al-Awlaki. There is a word for that kind of personality cult in Islam: idolatry.

Obama, Death Panels, and the Washington Redskins: Targeted Assassinations or Murder?

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

There are a few jobs in Washington where a losing record will get you a pink slip, ushered to the door with your belongings in a cardboard box, and un...

Removing the Dots

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Shouldn't a person be able to determine how the government intends on keeping us safe from terrorists without having to enlist Wile E. Coyote ACME Flowcharts Ltd.?

A Muslim Soldier's View from Fort Hood

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kamran Pasha

I spoke today with a friend who is a Muslim soldier stationed at Fort Hood. He and Hasan prayed side-by-side at the mosque the morning of the massacre. He agreed to share his story with me if I granted him anonymity.

Anwar al-Awlaki, Radical Imam, Becomes New Focus In Fort Hood Killings Investigation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to ABC News, the investigation of last week's Fort Hood shootings has also begun to focus on Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical imam currently livin...

Yemen's Islamic Agony

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Yemen's fate, like Somalia's or Pakistan's, will help determine the future struggle against terrorism. The U.S. cannot afford to ignore Yemen's plight.

Nidal Hasan Tried To Contact Al Qaida, US Officials Knew Months Ago

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABC News is reporting that U.S. agencies were aware months ago that Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sought to contact people associa...

Lieberman's Right on Fort Hood

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

When campaigning for John McCain Lieberman actually declared Sarah Palin fit to be president. Yet, when it comes to the Fort Hood slayings, Joe Lieberman is spot on.

Thwarted Plane Bombing Shows Continuing Threat and Diversity of Jihadist Radicalism

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

A worldwide struggle by a transnational movement aided by the Internet and social media enables would-be "lone" fanatics anywhere to market themselves to terror groups as recruits.