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Humane Evolution

Lydia Canaan | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Lydia Canaan

Militaries, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, and detention facilities must be held accountable.

Taking On Militants: A Fight For The Soul Of Pakistan

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level governme...

Fighting Militants in Pakistan: Who Is In Charge?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.01.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M Dorsey A lethal attack on a Pakistani police academy in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, highlights the country's power stru...

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

A Move Long Awaited: Morocco Rejoins the African Union

Ahmed Charai | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

Moroccan King Mohammed VI meets with the leadership of Boeing, upon the establishment of a major industrial zone in the northern Moroccan port city of...

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.26.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti--and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the ...

Facing Terrorism Charges, NY Bomb Suspect Portrayed As Bin Laden Admirer

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the Afghan-born man suspected of weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey with...

New York Bombing Suspect Could Face Hearing In Hospital Bed

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A lawyer for an Afghan-born U.S. citizen charged with bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend asked a feder...

Bullets and Bombing Won't Prevent Violent Extremism. Here's What Will.

Neal Keny-Guyer | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Neal Keny-Guyer

Why do thousands of people, especially young men, join or support violent organizations, especially those like ISIS -- and how do we stem this tide?

Why We Don't Label ISIS 'Radical Islam'

John A. Tures | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

ISIS takes credit for any terror attack, and folks who would flunk a test on Middle East politics are quick to claim they are ISIS loyalists, to make themselves feel bigger than they really are.

How 911 Made Me Interdenominational

Ryan Phipps | Posted 09.11.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

What does it mean to be interdenominational? Why is it even important that I use this word to describe my religious beliefs? Couldn't I just say, "I ...

Preventing Violent Extremism 15 Years After 9/11

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

There's a city where they've figured out how to stop terrorism

Apolitical | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Since 9/11, no question has dominated the West so much as: how do you stop terrorists? Billions have been spent, wars fought and regimes changed, but ...

Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In ...

How Victims Of Terror Are Remembered Distorts Perceptions Of Safety

The Conversation US | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
The Conversation US

A relatively few deaths become manifestations of a war come home to America. Those few highly publicized deaths provoke levels of fear and anger that make it difficult to think clearly about the actual causes of these crimes and conceive of governmental policies that actually might make prevent future attacks.

Bangladesh Can Overcome And Redefine Anti-Terrorism And Counter-Extremism

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

On July 1 during the waning days of Ramadan, seven heavily armed terrorists decided it was a suitable venue to rob 24 innocent people of their lives and to shock and terrorize a nation of 170 million in the process.

Islamophobia And Radicalized Perceptions

Abukar Arman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Religion
Abukar Arman

The current no-holds-barred U.S. presidential election has placed Islam and Muslims on the center stage of a nasty campaign politics. Fear politics an...

The Hard Truth About ISIL And Terrorism

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Whether we like it or not, the Islamic State will continue to survive and international terrorism will continue to be utilized by fanatical, ideological, or extremist individuals who believe it is effective to get a political point across.

Counterterrorism Doesn't Need More Strategy, It Needs Action

The Heller School | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
The Heller School

Today, if we are writing papers and strategies to fight terrorism, we are one step behind terrorist groups who are ready to take action. Writing strategies today cannot predict or stop their plans for tomorrow.

Meditate For Peace And Heal The Planet

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

In the aftermath of recent global shootings, bombings and terrorism, many wonder how to prevent future violence. Now recent research reports group med...

License to Irradiate: Dirty Bombs, Lazy Bureaucrats and the Very Real Threat to U.S. National Security

Geoff Wilson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Geoff Wilson

This article was coauthored with Noah Williams, a Research Assistant at Ploughshares Fund. Even in the most powerful country on earth, nuclear materi...

Fight Against Terrorism Requires Broader Approach

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Since the 9/11 attacks, our nation has been engaged in a war on terrorism. The American people have understandably grown weary after 15 years of "the ...

From Idealism To Disillusion, The Shifting Profile Of Islamist Attackers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

PARIS, July 16 (Reuters) - As authorities investigate the motives for a mass killing claimed by Islamic State in Nice late Thursday, analysts say the ...