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The International Embrace of Khartoum's Genocidal Regime

Eric Reeves | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

Why should we believe that Obama will not betray the Sudanese people as a whole just as cynically in the present moment, especially with the cover of so many European countries eager to embrace a genocidal regime?

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the Toughest Question He's Ever Answered

Quora | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Quora

What is the toughest question you have ever had to answer as Press Secretary? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

CIA Would Ignore Torture Orders From A President Cruz Or Trump, Director Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

CIA chief John Brennan says in no uncertain terms that he would refuse to comply with any order from a future president that would force his agents to...

The Right Approach to Terrorism

William Astore | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Military strikes and raids generate collateral damage and blowback, arguably creating more enemies than they kill.  We're helping to sustain a perpetual killing machine, a feedback loop. 

Fighting Terrorism Without Violating Human Rights

Lydia Canaan | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

Unlike some cultural aspects that are relative, violations of innocent people's physical integrity - such as dropping bombs on them - is universally deviant.

No, Donald Trump, We Won't Win the War on Terrorism With Bacon

John A. Tures | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East policy by telling a tale about General John Pershing killing Muslim terrorists in the Philippines with pork-laden bullets, which "solved the problem." Not only is the story unsubstantiated, but using pork products against Muslim terrorists doesn't work.

Maybe We Are Actually Winning the War on Terror

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

While a few attacks, such as Boston and San Bernardino, have taken many lives, most have only killed a relatively small number of people.

Francois Hollande's Finest Hour

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

There certainly was artifice and theatrics when at the conclusion of his Versailles speech the parliamentarians gave him a standing ovation and broke into the Marseillaise. But even a skeptical eye saw some genuine patriotism rather than the usual hypocrisy.

9/11 Plus 14: The Morphing Long War Bloodily Meanders On

William Bradley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

How is it even possible that the jihadist situation is even more screwed up now than it was right after the 9/11 attacks? Because two successive presidencies, seeming and mostly real political opposites, have pursued deeply incoherent and ultimately profoundly counter-productive strategies.

Chris Christie's Hypocrisy in the GOP Debate: How the Former U.S. Atty. Once threatened a NJ Sheriff Who Learned Where Two 9/11 Hijackers Got Their Fake IDs

Peter Lance | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Peter Lance

In fact Christie, who reminded Republicans during the debate that he'd been appointed by President Bush the day before 9/11, went so far in '03 as to actually threaten to arrest that Passaic County sheriff (whose office uncovered the fake ID scandal) and "shut down" his department.

Dealing With Mass Killings in America

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

Aware of the legacy of the Bush years, the Obama White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI have spent much time and effort rethinking previous policies and have designed what they are calling a "new" approach to security.

Stabbing at Gay Parade Shows Flaws in Netanyahu's Security for Israelis

John A. Tures | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

He was let out early, before the parade, serving a fraction of the time Palestinians are sentenced for attempted murder. He even publicized his intentions before the parade. It makes you wonder about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the safety and security of all Israelis.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Fears Of ISIS In 'Tatooine'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

"Star Wars" fans are being warned away from several locations in Tunisia linked to the movies due to reported jihadist activity. Tataouine, which ...

U.S. Army To Provide Equipment, Intelligence To Fight Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama's Anti-Extremist Strategy Criticized As Wrongly Singling Out Muslims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

As the White House prepares to host a three-day summit next week on countering violent extremism, many high-profile Muslim and religious groups argue ...

Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington: What to Say

Dr. Richard Chasdi | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Dr. Richard Chasdi

What Netanyahu should ask Congress for is their support for the development of a full blown nuclear deterrence capability that relies on a modified "triad" framework similar to the one at the heart of the American system of deterrence used during the Cold War.

To Stop Al Qaeda We Must Change the Way We React to Its Attacks

Amil Khan | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Amil Khan

As a journalist who covered extremism across the world since the 9/11 attacks, I fear the reaction to al Qaeda attacks more than the attacks themselves. The attacks are aimed at making young impressionable Muslims believe that al Qaeada's words are true. In reality, the attacks themselves don't accomplish that, but the reactions do.

Counter-Terrorism: Counter-Humanitarianism?

Chris Lockyear | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
Chris Lockyear

As international troops leave Afghan security in the hands of their domestic counterparts, ISAF will let its "clear, hold, build" counter-insurgency mandate fade.

You Can't Be Successful Globally Without This...

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Contextual intelligence is essential to a successful global career. It requires one accepting that they know less than they think they do and leading every new global and cross-cultural experience with humility and an openness to learning.

Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This week, former United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) reached out to me regarding a Dear Colleague letter that he wanted to circulate to ...

Attack on Karachi Airport by Violent Extremists

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

One of the unpleasant byproducts of the so-called War on Terror launched by the Bush Administration in October 2001 following 9/11 to root out al-Qaed...

How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Despite years of effort by the DOJ, Rahinah Ibrahim won her lawsuit. However, in our evolving post-Constitutional era, what that "victory" revealed should unnerve those who claim that if they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

Hope for a New Paradigm in U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Prem M. Trivedi

The need for a paradigm shift in the bilateral relationship appears to be an idea whose time has come within the U.S. foreign policy community. A revived U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue has the potential to launch a different kind of strategic framework.

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?