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Islamophobia: ISIS's Best Tool For Recruitment

Tom Paine | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Tom Paine

Every time a terrorist attack occurs outside of the Middle East (whether in America, Belgium, France, or anywhere else), some politicians and citizens seem to automatically disregard the provisions of the First Amendment and start to exhibit Islamophobia.

Transparency, Torture and Rats: The 9/11 Hearings Resume

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.14.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Starting Monday, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged September 11 co-conspirators are scheduled to appear in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom for hearings on a slew of key questions related to their upcoming trial -- again.

High Stakes for an Administration Battle: A National Security Nightmare

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As if we didn't have enough wars already, a battle is now reportedly taking place within the Obama administration over whether the U.S. government has the legal authority to kill low-level suspected terrorist supporters where the U.S. now has troops on the ground.

Extreme Secrecy Undermines the U.S. Effort in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While some secrecy is obviously necessary in the conduct of a war, the U.S. government's extreme secrecy about its detention of thousands of Afghans without charge or trial at the U.S.-run Bagram Air Base is actually creating a threat to U.S. troops, not alleviating one.

All politics is local: Al-Qa'eda and the Afghanistan War

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

The War in Iraq: Sunrise or Sunset?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Just as the Pentagon is preparing its exit plan -- or at least the rhetoric for its exit plan -- pressure is mounting for the military to stay.

Obama's Measured Response to Terrorism: A Political Winner

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Obama could have been a political winner if, like in the case of terrorism, he had followed his own instincts on Afghanistan and resisted the pressure from the political right to deploy more troops.

The Keystone Cops Meet the Parents; And Let's Not Invade Yemen

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

So before airport security screening start to feel like your annual medical check-up and American troops head into Yemen, here are some common sense ideas aimed at preventing anti-American terrorism.

Shifting Gears on Missile Defense Marks a Shift in U.S. Policy Toward Russia, with Immediate Impact on Iran

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul

Ahmadinejad's normal swagger has been muted, perhaps with the realization that his days of manipulating Russia against the West have ended.

Missing Word, Missing World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Maybe what we need is fewer lies, less wind, and a new, stripped-down, weeded out, more honest vocabulary for our political world, words that don't fall so far short of the world as it is.

After Mumbai

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

This follow-the-leader effect may prove most horrific in the case of India. Believing neighboring Pakistan to be behind the Mumbai attacks, India is edging closer to its own war on terror.

7 Years Later: Could Civilians Be Key to Winning the War on Terror?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

More and more people around the world are disavowing violence against civilians, and support for terrorism is drying up.