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The Key to Countering ISIS? Understanding Its Marketing Effectiveness

Cait Lamberton | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Cait Lamberton

By the Fall of 2014, the White House admitted a collective failure to address the ISIS propaganda juggernaut. In contrast to earlier contentions that ...

Paranoia Is As American As Apple Pie

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Alex Cacioppo

Peter Bergen wants everyone to chill out about terrorism. As he soberly explained at Civic Hall for the New America Foundation, of which he is a direc...

Twitter Had To Staff Up To Fight The Islamic State's Keyboard Warriors

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twitter added employees to keep up with the huge number of reports received about accounts supporting the self-described Islamic State, ...

Man Planning Mass Shooting Bought Machine Guns From FBI

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 23-year-old Milwaukee resident was arrested Monday after he purchased machine guns and silencers from FBI agents as he plotted a mass ...

Egypt: President Sisi in a Crusader Fight with a Generation

Karim Lahidji | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

In order to address the regime's counterproductive measures leading to mass radicalization and instability, the international community must pressure President Sisi to immediately put an end to the ongoing human rights violations.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifical...

Israel Should Question Its "Shoot to Kill" Policy

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Is the practice of "shooting to kill" Palestinians in the West Bank and inside Israel an ethical policy? And, is it effective as a deterrent in the difficult security situation we face in Israel in recent months (and years and decades...)?

Finding a Balance Between Counterterrorism and Supporting NGOs

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Fear and anxiety should not encourage U.S. NGOs to first ask local partners or activists if they are terrorists before they ask if they can be partners.

Maybe If We Stop Talking About ISIS, They'd Just Go Away

Karam Singh Sethi | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Karam Singh Sethi

Terrorist organizations need attention and public validation to survive. They don't have the resources or numbers to have any real affect on major world powers, like the U.S., so they try and tap into the hearts and minds of individuals around the world.

Widow's Lawsuit Blames Twitter For Rise of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twitter "knowingly permitted" the Islamic State to use the social network to spread extremist propaganda, a lawsuit filed on Wednesday i...

Washington's Imperial Shock Troops

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Meet the hottest new commander in the increasingly secretive world of American warfare, Lieutenant General Raymond "Tony" Thomas. A rare portrait in the Washington Post paints him as a "shadowy figure."

Guantanamo, 14 Years and Counting

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.10.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Guantanamo is not only a symbol of the U.S. failure to fully change course, it is also an ongoing human rights tragedy where the United States continues to imprison 104 men indefinitely, most without charge or trial. What can U.S. condemnation of other nations' human rights abuses mean in the face of 14 years indefinite detention in an offshore prison of men not convicted of any crime?

Al Qaeda Re-emerges As U.S. Focuses On ISIS And Taliban

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

WASHINGTON — Even as the Obama administration scrambles to confront the Islamic State and resurgent Taliban, an old enemy seems to be reappearing in...

Let's Defeat ISIS Without Destroying Our Values

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

All of us should feel confident that freedom is more powerful than fear and that America will overcome this challenge if we embrace a united effort that understands the threat, provides clear strategic objectives and a determination to achieve them.

David Cameron Called To Challenge U.S. After Muslim Family Barred From Flight To Disneyland

The Guardian | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

David Cameron is facing calls to challenge the US over its refusal to allow a British Muslim family to board a flight from Gatwick to Los Angeles to v...

Donald Trump Isn't Re-Envisioning the Future - He's Re-Living the Past

Sarika Arya | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Sarika Arya

When it comes to Trump, it is easy to vilify and jump on the backlash bandwagon, but it has been comparatively more difficult for Americans to vocalize their mortification for what has already happened.

Obama Offers Grim Truth About Our Ability To Prevent Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama offered a sobering assessment of the country’s ability to prevent lone wolf terror attacks like the San Bernard...

19-Year-Old Charged With Helping ISIS Had Ammo In 'Go Bag,' Says FBI

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Pennsylvania teenager who allegedly supported the self-described Islamic State on social media was arrested by federal authorities on ...

The Syrian Dilemma

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-Syrian border. Many hawks who have been aga...

What Hillary Needs to Know: Immigrant-Refugee Specifics

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Missing Pieces in Anti-Terrorism Debate The scenes of the terrorist massacre in Paris shook the world - and also put a special spin on the presiden...

FBI Director: No Evidence California Shooters Were Part Of Cell

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.16.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) - There is no evidence a married couple who killed 14 people in California this month were part of a terrorist cell, the he...

Education as a Critical Ally to Middle East Security

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

The Arab World has reached a point where the youth are at a record-breaking proportion to adults in the region's history. The forth-coming decade is t...

President Obama: Keep Calm and Carry On

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

When asked by Chuck Todd of Meet the Press what he would like to hear from President Barack Obama in his remarks to the nation on Sunday night, Sen. L...

Using Internet Lending to Finance Terrorism

Dennis Santiago | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

Obviously, funding terror attacks are not what these easy access consumer lending programs are for. But even I must admit that it's a brilliant way to fund a terrorist attack in the United States.

We Obtained Hillary Clinton's Secret Gitmo Memo To Obama. Read It Here.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Weeks before she stepped down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton wrote a memo urging President Barack Obama to step up his administr...