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Watching Russia March into Syrian Quicksand

Philip Seib | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
Philip Seib

The Russians apparently learned little from their miserable years in Afghanistan and now are heading for a debilitating exercise in futility that might distract them from their efforts to undermine NATO and destabilize parts of Eastern Europe.

Robert Conquest, Stalinism, and the Soviet Muslims

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

On August 3, the Anglo-American poet and historian Robert Conquest died in California at 98. According to The Daily Telegraph in London, Conquest's father Roger was an American from Virginia, while his mother Rosamund was English, and Robert was born in the West Midlands of England.

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.

The Brides of Allah: The Terror Threat of Black-Widow Suicide Bombers to the Winter Olympics

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

Russian security forces fear that as many as three female suicide bombers may have infiltrated their security parameters and may be hiding in the Olympic zone at Sochi. These bombers could wreak havoc by setting off their bombs amongst the crowds of athletes and spectators.

Thoughts on the 'Jihadification' of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Brian Glyn Williams

I theorize that Tamerlan was searching for an identity and sense of self. While he was previously known to smoke marijuana and box, he ultimately found himself in a radical strain of Islam.

Time for Chechens to Speak Out

Michaela Pohl | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Michaela Pohl

Many Americans are quite able to make a distinction between singular perpetrators and an entire nation, and now is the time for Chechens who don't approve of violence to speak out.

Boston and Beslan: The Mindset of Terror!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.21.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

In 2004, nearly nine years ago, at the beginning of the school year, an incident took place of such murderous hatred that its happening serves as the defining dimension of the nature of the separatist insurgency and violence that have shaken Chechnya.

The Missing Chechen Context on the Boston Tragedy

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

While there are no links between Chechen insurgents/jihadists/terrorists and Al Qaeda, there is a long and bloody record of Chechen terrorism against a dominant state that may have inspired the two Chechen American brothers to carry out their senseless act of terrorism against a country that gave them refuge from their own war torn homeland.