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Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
James Dorsey

It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE?

Justin Frank | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

March 4th - the day after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's historic belligerent address urging both Houses of Congress to force President Obama away...

Soccer Fields: A Waystation en Route to the Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
James Dorsey

One thing the biographies of Jihadi John, the Islamic State's executioner of foreign hostages, and several of his European associates have in common is their passion for soccer and their dashed hopes of becoming professional players.

7 Ways To Fight ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

So how do we halt this group's operation and increasing violence? How do we express our outrage and anger without disseminating the propaganda and assisting the enemy? Here are 7 ways that I believe an ordinary person can help fight ISIS.

GOP's Blind Hate of Labor Union Members

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It has never been clear until now why Republicans so hated the idea of hard-working Americans banding together to negotiate to receive a more fair share of profits derived from the sweat of their brows. Walker's conflating ISIS terrorists with labor protestors while CPAC conference attendees cheered explains it all.

Can We Win the War Against ISIS by Focusing on Social Media?

J.M. Berger | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
J.M. Berger

ISIS's messaging operations online have eclipsed its military operations on the ground.

This Is Not the End of the World

David Moore | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
David Moore

Apocalyptic scriptures share one feature: They were always composed in distressing times for the benefit of desperate people who occupied a particular moment in history. They suffered politically and economically, and only a dramatic rescue by God could help.

The Evil and the Good

Donna Gorman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Donna Gorman

It's hard to know what to say in the face of such senseless barbarism as the world witnessed this week, when ISIS released their video showing the murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh.

Want World Peace? Focus on Two Simple Things

Rana Florida | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Rana Florida

The state of the world got more gruesome yesterday with the barbaric killing of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasabeh. In a video released by the terrorist group ISIS, the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot can be seen dressed in an orange jump suit and locked in a cage, where he was burned alive.

Will Congress OK War Without Limits?

Tom Hayden | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The specter of the Islamic State has silenced congressional criticism and marginalized anti-war voices on the outside. The looming question is whether an open-ended authorization will extend the war on terror for years to come. The most critical issues are these.

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

Conflicting Views of Islam Spill onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
James Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men's match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men.

Were the Murders at Charlie Hebdo Really About Islam?

James Zogby | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
James Zogby

The simple truth is that murderers and presidents, and governments and groups may use the evocative power of religious language to justify their behavior. The problem is not in the language or the religion. The problem is with those who abuse it for their evil ends.

White House Official Says "Radical Islam," Turns Into Dust

Spencer Green | Posted 03.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Supervising Language Neuterer Lionel Fullingbrill was answering questions about February's Extreme Extremism summit (E2) when he accidentally said the aforementioned two words and disappeared into a swirling cloud of airborne particles.

Defending Prophet Muhammad but Through the Pen Instead

Ahmed Khan | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

When these gunmen and others like them take innocent lives, no matter who they are, because of mere mockery against the Prophet, then they should know that his example was different.

Je suis Charlie

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

Twenty five years later, I am still in the U.S. I return each summer to the city that I love. I still feel the frustration in Parisians souls. People are scared, people are fed up. Yes, it is a beautiful city and will always be.

Anna Almendrala

How Fear Of Terrorism May Put You At Risk Of Long-Term Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Terrorist attacks like the one in Paris this Wednesday can create a climate of national anxiety -- and such a climate may come with health risks that ...

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

To mitigate the damage and restore confidence, Sony Pictures executives need to develop a plan so this is unlikely to reoccur. While this is easier said than done, IT solutions are available to thwart hackers.

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

Congress Tells Us What Academics Already Know About Torture: It Doesn't Work

John A. Tures | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The U.S. Senate just issued a report that said torture doesn't work. It confirmed a mountain of research from academics over the years that reached the same conclusion.

Jerusalem Mourns: Four Murdered Rabbis, Four Funerals

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning all lived on the same street.

Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

At a political science conference on Friday, I presented research my students and I were working on about the subject of beheadings. We were trying to determine whether the killings of journalists James Foley on August 19 and Stephen Sotloff on September 2 had any impact upon U.S. public opinion.