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What Does the US Killing Mullah Mansour Inside Pakistan Mean?

What Does the US Killing Mullah Mansour Inside Pakistan Mean?

Mohammad Taqi  05.25.2016
Mullah Mansour's assassination is a great setback for Pakistan's army and a major vindication for the Afghan government, which has claimed...
Recently Minted Taliban Leader Mullah Mansoor Dead.  What Are the Implications?

Recently Minted Taliban Leader Mullah Mansoor Dead. What Are the Implications?

Abdullah Sharif  05.25.2016
There has been a lot of euphoria in Afghanistan about Mullah Mansoor's demise. President Obama called it a "milestone." But eliminating...
Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Daniel Wagner  05.24.2016
As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of...
From Attraction to Action -- How Young People Are Radicalized

From Attraction to Action -- How Young People Are Radicalized

Massoud Khodabandeh  05.23.2016
In the search for 'what makes young people vulnerable to radicalization', there are many push pull factors we can consider: home life,...
A Root Cause of Terrorism Is Not Religion

A Root Cause of Terrorism Is Not Religion

Steve Mariotti  05.23.2016
We blame religion and ignore the economic underpinnings of terrorism at our peril.
Bring Back #BringBackOurGirls

Bring Back #BringBackOurGirls

Celia Buckman  05.19.2016
Shortly after their abduction in 2014, these girls were forgotten. About 50 of them escaped the terrorist group. But the large majority...
Hillary Clinton Says EgyptAir Crash Seems Like An 'Act Of Terrorism'

Hillary Clinton Says EgyptAir Crash Seems Like An 'Act Of Terrorism'

Willa Frej  05.19.2016
Democratic presidential front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared her thoughts on the crash of EgyptAir...

London Rejects Fear and Elects Its First Muslim Mayor

Carla Seaquist  05.19.2016
With 50% of Americans agreeing with fear-mongering Donald Trump that Muslims must be barred from entering this country, the fact that London,...
Saudi Arabia Needs the U.S. More Than the U.S. Needs Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Needs the U.S. More Than the U.S. Needs Saudi Arabia

Doug Bandow  05.17.2016
Despite expressing doubts about America's relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he...
Bush vs. Obama in the War on Terror: The Lawyers

Bush vs. Obama in the War on Terror: The Lawyers

Michael Brenner  05.16.2016
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that, for all the prolix lawyerly discussion, the Obama people reached the same conclusions as did John...

Afghanistan and Al Qaeda: Five Years On Sans Osama Bin Laden

Abdullah Sharif  05.16.2016
On May 2, 2011, a US Special Forces operation, code named "Neptune Spear," ended the life of Osama bin Laden (OBL). In the ensuing 5 years...
Instinctive Decision Making in the Era of Cyber Risk, Climate Change and Terrorism

Instinctive Decision Making in the Era of Cyber Risk, Climate Change and Terrorism

Dante Disparte  05.14.2016
Man-made risks -- such as cyber-attacks, climate change and terrorism -- have become so prevalent and severe that they now impact most...
Sadiq Khan and the End of Islamophobia

Sadiq Khan and the End of Islamophobia

John Feffer  05.14.2016
It would be reassuring to believe that Sadiq Khan's victory will banish Islamophobia from the electoral toolbox, particularly here in the...