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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 ...

Why I Have Hope For American Muslim Equality

Hina Shamsi | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

When it comes to American Muslims, our nation's actions often do not match the principles of equal treatment and religious freedom enshrined in our Constitution. I do not lose hope, though. A key source of inspiration comes from American Muslim communities and allies themselves.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women

Atif Rashid | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

'The God's Eye View,' A Conversation with Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Barry Eisler Barry Eisler, known to millions of readers for his edge-of-your-seat thriller novels, which include his bestselling John Rain a...

Iowa: It's Emotions, Stupid!

Peter Emerson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Emerson

It will not be the experience of a candidate; it will be the emotion of the voter that decides this election. Republicans learned this far more quickly than Democrats.

I Pledge to Nigeria for My Generation

Khadija Yusra Sanusi | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Khadija Yusra Sanusi

I have observed the people in my generation; I have attended their summer programs, listened as they brought intelligent points to discuss in class and watched them reflect and discuss the Nigerian economy. That being said, I dare say that my generation is the only hope Nigeria has of rising again.

Hacking for Defense at Stanford - Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Today potential adversaries are able to harness the power of social networks, encryption, GPS, low-cost drones, 3D printers, simpler design and manufacturing processes, agile and lean methodologies, ubiquitous Internet and smartphones.

Letter From a 23-Year-Old Iranian American

Yassamin Ansari | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Yassamin Ansari

To make America safer and more secure, we should avoid sweeping policy changes that target specific population sets. This misses the mark entirely.

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

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

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

CIA Wants Palin To Teach 'Vocal Encryption'

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 01.22.2016 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Multiple sources have now confirmed efforts by the CIA to hire Sarah Palin as a national security advisor.

5 Takeaways From The GOP's 'Congress of Tomorrow' Retreat

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- The GOP retreat was a chance for House and Senate Republicans to get on the same page, to skip the Republican debate, see the movie "13 ...

True Americans

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

I studied the World War II program in the course of writing a novel about it. I learned how our great country lost its way, and about the psychological and political dynamics that make similar things happen over and over again.

Roosevelt: Paris and the Past

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

The attacks that struck Paris on Friday -- like the ones days earlier in Beirut and Baghdad -- were horrifying, tragic, and evil. But one thing they w...

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.

Age of Amity

Edward Corcoran | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Such global leadership can indeed lead to an Age of Amity, a global economy where every nation can develop its own culture in a framework of global respect for human rights and dignity. This is our challenge for the 21st Century.

Buying Flexibility -- The Pentagon and Risks

Joshua Hampson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Joshua Hampson

The problem with the range of threats the DoD must counter - and it is a wide range - is that it would be budgetarily impossible to build up complete and perfect capabilities to address each at the same time.

Despite Its Flaws, I Still Believe in NATO

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Patrick Stephenson

There's a deeper reason I believe in NATO, and it can be summed up in two words: collective defense. It's the simple notion that if you have Allies, you're less likely to go to war for the wrong reasons. And when you go to war together, after a transparent discussion of the alternatives, you'll have greater power.

Remembering Our Resolution

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

This New Year, let's think not about changing who we are, but about remembering who we are as individuals and as a people. There are, I think, two basic things we need.

Guantánamo: A Badge of Shame

Widney Brown | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Widney Brown

Fourteen years ago, the U.S. government opened Guantánamo Bay detention facility in an effort to create a place beyond the reach of the law and the Constitution -- a place where the absolute prohibition against torture and ill-treatment could be violated with impunity. Today, the consequences of that pernicious move are being felt in every corner of the United States.

Here's What You Should Ask the Presidential Candidates About the Military

Justin Constantine | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Justin Constantine

For the next few months the people who are vying to be our next president will be amazingly accessible. If you happen to live in a state like Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina you can very easily find an event featuring one of the presidential candidates at which you could ask them a direct question. When the moment comes, what would you ask?

Israeli-Americans Can Strengthen the Jewish People in the U.S. and Lead the Fight Against BDS

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.

What TSA's New Scanner Rules Mean For Your Next Flight

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The Transportation Security Administration's new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners -- which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season -- represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight.

Global Common Allies and Adversaries

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Double standards in any relation, particularly in the war on terror would not be in the interest of anyone. Muslims and non-Muslims should end the blame game and they should leave their differences aside and unite against this common enemy.

Refugee Resettlement Means an Alternative to Extremism

Walt Cooper | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Walt Cooper

We can and must ensure a third alternative--refugee resettlement--an option that ISIS undoubtedly does not want us to provide to those fleeing its territory. Resettling refugees allows us to provide safe haven to the most vulnerable refugees.