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Is It Called 'Terrorism' Or 'Violent Extremism'?

Is It Called 'Terrorism' Or 'Violent Extremism'?

Faisal J. Abbas  06. 3.2015
The two recent attacks on mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia can't be labeled as anything but evil acts of terrorism. Such a classification...
Can Religion Play a Positive Role in Politics?

Can Religion Play a Positive Role in Politics?

Muqtedar Khan  05.29.2015
As a Muslim intellectual living in the West, I have always marveled at the durability of the idea of secularism. For a civilization that...
Is a Death Sentence Really a Death Sentence?

Is a Death Sentence Really a Death Sentence?

Amanda Glassman  05.27.2015
As we struggle to delineate the upper limits of the United States justice system, ideas of human rights and financial concerns render the...
Australia To Pass A Law That Strips Citizenship From Suspected Terrorists

Australia To Pass A Law That Strips Citizenship From Suspected Terrorists

AP  05.26.2015
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian boy who was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier could reportedly return...
Dozens Of Kenyan Police Officers Die In Al Shabaab Attacks

Dozens Of Kenyan Police Officers Die In Al Shabaab Attacks

Reuters  05.26.2015
NAIROBI, May 26 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen killed around 25 Kenyan police on Monday, ambushing some officers in a village in the east...
'Secrets of State' A Conversation with Matthew Palmer

'Secrets of State' A Conversation with Matthew Palmer

Mark Rubinstein  05.25.2015
Matthew Palmer is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. Having been at ground zero for many pressing global issues from Kosovo...
Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Worshippers In Saudi Arabia

Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Worshippers In Saudi Arabia

AP  05.22.2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated...
2 Suspected ISIS Recruits Reportedly Arrested In California

2 Suspected ISIS Recruits Reportedly Arrested In California

Reuters  05.22.2015
May 21 (Reuters) - The FBI has arrested two men in southern California, one at Los Angeles International Airport, suspected of attempting...
ISIS Seizes Syrian Border Crossing With Iraq, Monitor Group Says

ISIS Seizes Syrian Border Crossing With Iraq, Monitor Group Says

Reuters  05.21.2015
BEIRUT, May 21 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has seized Syria's last border crossing with Iraq after Syrian government forces...
London Taxi Driver Guilty Of Making Bomb That Killed U.S. Sergeant In Iraq

London Taxi Driver Guilty Of Making Bomb That Killed U.S. Sergeant In Iraq

Reuters  05.21.2015
LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - A London taxi driver was found guilty of murder on Thursday for his role in making bombs used against U.S....

Religious Liberty, Free Speech Necessary Pre-Conditions for Great American Experiment

Sahar Aziz  05.20.2015
We have watched with dread and sadness events unfolding in Garland, not only because American values are being invoked in the name of bigotry,...

A Simple Formula for Peace and Security in Africa

Henri Fouda  05.19.2015
In the coming months, several African countries will be holding elections. The flurry of electoral activity marks progress towards democratic...
Beating the Terrorist Brand -- The Need for a Political Offensive

Beating the Terrorist Brand -- The Need for a Political Offensive

Matt Freear  05.19.2015
It is clear that today's persistent terrorist organizations are manipulating marketing ideas like consistency, uniqueness and credibility...
Writing History Before It Happens

Writing History Before It Happens

Tom Engelhardt  05.19.2015
Remind me who, even among opponents and critics of the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq, ever imagined that the decision to take...