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No Iraqi Training Until Congress Approves the Money

No Iraqi Training Until Congress Approves the Money

11.14.2014
The sooner Congress passes the Pentagon budget for 2015, or at least another continuing resolution, the sooner the president will receive...
ISIS: Getting to the Heart of the Media Machine

ISIS: Getting to the Heart of the Media Machine

11.13.2014
ISIS uses Twitter and manipulates it, participates in documentaries, publishes its own magazine, and is making a film whose teaser, worthy...

Drivers of Deradicalization: Needs, Narratives, Networks

11.11.2014
Dealing with violent extremism occupies, these days, a top spot on the world's agenda. Like the Ebola virus, another global threat du jour,...

Economic Empowerment Is Needed to Fight Terrorism

11.11.2014
Creating an environment where entrepreneurs and their businesses can succeed is a key tool in fighting poverty, providing economic opportunity...

The Bogus Achievement for the Palestinian State

11. 8.2014
What needs to become a success is not Abbas' campaign, but a negotiated two-state solution. Only an agreement in which both sides will...
The Perils of Conflating ISIS and Al Qaeda

The Perils of Conflating ISIS and Al Qaeda

11. 6.2014
The diffusion risk and unprecedented economic and military capabilities ISIS possesses should compel US policymakers to devise a new approach...
Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

11. 6.2014
Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply...

Isolate and Contain: An Effective Strategy for Ebola and Terror

11. 4.2014
Just as we are developing protocols to contain and control Ebola, so to we must take measures to monitor both the spread of jihad sympathy...
Are Homegrown Terrorists 'Lone Wolves' or 'Stray Dogs'?

Are Homegrown Terrorists 'Lone Wolves' or 'Stray Dogs'?

11. 3.2014
Media discussions immediately focus on the psychology and motivations of the killers. What leads someone to murder massively and randomly?...

School Shootings and Lone Wolf Attacks: What's the Difference?

11. 3.2014
The Fryberg and Zehaf-Bibeau cases may differ in detail and motivation, yet they both reflect societal problems whether they are concepts...
ISIS Claims To Seize Second Gas Field In Syria

ISIS Claims To Seize Second Gas Field In Syria

11. 3.2014
BEIRUT, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters in Syria said on Monday they had taken control of a gas field in the central province...
Listening to Jesus Instead of Twitter: The Stories of Jude and Simon

Listening to Jesus Instead of Twitter: The Stories of Jude and Simon

10.29.2014
What we do know, though, is that in this age of headlines and catchphrases, in this era of 140 characters and small, square photos on smart...

The Rise of Extremism : A Perplexing Phenomenon

10.29.2014
It is traumatic for a peaceful country like Canada to count two devastating attacks in one week that were carried out by native children...
Travel Tips for Scary Times

Travel Tips for Scary Times

10.29.2014
To live fully we need to continue doing things we love, staying savvy, smart, safe -- and comfortable. Yes, there are dangers out there....