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Ebola and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.

Too Bad Ukraine Didn't Keep Its 2,000 Nuclear Weapons

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The U.S. should tone down the rhetoric and concentrate on the core issues for worldwide peace and accept the Crimean reality. The solution will evolve slowly, if we let it.

The Boston Marathon Bombing One Year Later: What We Still Don't Know

David W. Kearn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Just over a year removed from the attack on the Boston Marathon, we still know surprisingly little about the person allegedly responsible for its planning and execution.

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.

Putin's Sochi Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

While Mr. Putin may rightly bask in the light of his many accomplishments in foreign policy, and having presided over the energy boom that thrived during much of his first term in office, he is now faced with some serious issues that cast a pall over Sochi.

Russia Arrests 2 In Volgograd Bombings

Reuters | Steve Gutterman | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Russia has identified two suicide bombers responsible for attacks that killed 34 people in the city of Volgograd last month...

A Power Shift in the Caucasus Emirate: The Vilayat Dagestan Threat and Its Implications for the Sochi Olympics

Jean-François Ratelle | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Jean-François Ratelle

The growing importance of the organization inside the Caucasus Emirate decisional structure represents an increased risk for terrorist attacks against touristic sites and transportation networks inside Russia.

Rabbi Shot In Unprecedented Attack

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — A rabbi was shot and gravely wounded Thursday by an unidentified gunman in Russia's predominantly Muslim province of Dages...

Journalist Gunned Down

AP | By ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A journalist in Russia's North Caucasus was shot dead on Tuesday after repeated threats and an attempt on his life. ...

Congressmen Search For Boston Attack Clues In Russia...

AP | MAX SEDDON and LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW -- The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have help...

Female Suicide Bomber Injures 18 In Russian Region

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, incl...

Contextualizing Religious Profiling in Dagestan: Tsarnaev and the Kotrova Mosque

Jean-François Ratelle | Posted 06.28.2013 | World
Jean-François Ratelle

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's trajectory in terrorism should be seen in the political and security context of Dagestan.

Boston Bombing Suspects' Parents Talking To U.S. Team In Russia

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — U.S. investigators are in contact with the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects in southern Russia and working with ...

A Field Guide to Jihadi Dagestan and Chechnya

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The Northern Caucasus of Russia have for decades been an "off-the-radar" safe haven for Islamic salafist terrorism. Tamerlan Tsarnaev's alleged terrorism in Boston has changed all that.

Once Again, Tragedy Expands Our World Vision

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Carnegie Corporation of New York

My daughter -- along with everyone else's sons and daughters, those who we will have to entrust with leading our nation in the future -- already has no choice but to be attuned to the mosaic of peoples who occupy the dots on the world map.

We're All Journalists Now

Janet Ritz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Janet Ritz

In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.

Boston Bombing Suspect's Parents Describe Russia Trip

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The elder suspect in the Boston bombings regularly attended a mosque and spent time learning to read the Quran, but he str...

13 Dead, Scores Wounded In Dagestan Blasts

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — The twin thundering car bombs that shook the capital of Dagestan and killed at least 13 people were grisly reminders that Vladimir Puti...

DEADLY CLASHES: Police And Islamist Insurgents Battle In Russia

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Seventeen police and at least seven insurgents were killed in four days of fighting on the border between the Chechnya an...

Clashes In Violence-Plagued Russian Region Leave 13 Dead

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Russian officials say an Islamist warlord, seven militants, four officers and one civilian have been killed in three sep...

Car Bomb In Southern Russia Kills Eight

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Investigators say a powerful car bomb killed eight people, including an 11-year-old girl and a police officer, in Russia's volatile Dagestan...

Car Bomb Rocks Russian Republic

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — Two car bombs killed a Russian policeman and wounded 60 other people in the capital of the violence-plagued republic of Da...

Russia Says Authorities Have Averted A 'Large Terrorist Attack' In Moscow

Reuters | Steve Gutterman | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) - Russia's top security official said on Monday that authorities had averted a "large terrorist at...

Chechnya: "We Will Make You Feel What We Feel"

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

An independent Chechnya would be unstable and violent. But that is better than the savagery and atrocities that this terrible conflict continues to generate.

Chechnya Reignited: A Promise Unfulfilled in Russia's "Dirty War"

Diana Markosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Markosian

It is a conflict with no end in sight as Russians and Chechen rebels continue fighting over land, religion, independence and political control.