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U.S Increases Pressure on Iran, but at What Cost?

On April 8th the Trump Administration designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization. It marks the first time...
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George Rockwell: The Original American Nazi
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George Rockwell: The Original American Nazi

Rockwell at a news conference in 1965. Image credit: Associated Press. Within the American neo-Nazi movement, there is perhaps no...
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Why The United States Needs to Reform Counter-Terrorism Efforts on the Home Front

Why The United States Needs to Reform Counter-Terrorism Efforts on the Home Front

Since the September 11th attacks on the United States, many believe that the biggest threat to the United States is...
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Gulf Rivalries and the Afghan Peace Talks
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Gulf Rivalries and the Afghan Peace Talks

Major players in the Afghan peace talks. Image credit: Reuters/AP. There are doubtless domestic factors behind the crisis in Afghanistan,...
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Plans for Still-Radicalized Members of the Islamic State

Plans for Still-Radicalized Members of the Islamic State

A man surrenders outside Baghouz. Image Credit: Al-Jazeera.             Near-victory has been declared over the...
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The Israel-Palestine Conflict and the Rise of Hamas

The Israel-Palestine Conflict and the Rise of Hamas

The Israeli and Palestinian conflict is one of the most intense disputes of the century. It is rooted in issues...
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The True Meaning of an “Islamic State”: A Brief Historical Look

The True Meaning of an “Islamic State”: A Brief Historical Look

The rise of radical groups who claim to be Islamic, growing instability in Muslim-majority countries, habits and norms that constitute...
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Assessment of the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Assessment of the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Following the horrific events of 9/11, media narratives created a paranoid fantasy in which terrorist groups obtain and deploy nuclear...
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The Power of Social Media in Terrorism

The Power of Social Media in Terrorism

Image courtesy of AP/The Independent. Society currently has a strong need for a new topic of discussion. Almost everyone has...
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Subterranean Warfare: The New Frontier
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Subterranean Warfare: The New Frontier

Image Courtesy of Reuters Ever since aircraft were created, they have been an integral part of society. While they have...
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Contested Kashmir: A Critical Analysis and Possible Solutions
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Contested Kashmir: A Critical Analysis and Possible Solutions

The attack against Indian forces which occurred on February 14 was the deadliest thus far in the Kashmiri insurgency. Image...
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Who are Warren Christopher Clark and Zaid Abed al-Hamid?
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Who are Warren Christopher Clark and Zaid Abed al-Hamid?

Warren Christopher Clark (left) and Zaid Abed  al-Hamid (right) in SDF Custody. In January 2019, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured...
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Boko Haram and Nigerian Instability

Since November, over 60,000 refugees have fled from Nigeria in fear of Boko Haram.   Image Source: IRIN Boko Haram, or...
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How US Propaganda Fuels Domestic Terrorism

How US Propaganda Fuels Domestic Terrorism

Image Courtesy of Evan Vucci/AP America has always been the land of the free, a place where people from all...
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ISIL and the Recruitment of Women

ISIL and the Recruitment of Women

Hoda Muthana, an American-born Yemeni woman who decided to drop out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham to join...
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Developing a Law Enforcement Model for Countering Violent Extremism
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Developing a Law Enforcement Model for Countering Violent Extremism

Ever since the first police departments were formed in the 1800s, there has been continuous debate over the appropriate model...
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India and Pakistan: Deescalating Border Disputes

India and Pakistan: Deescalating Border Disputes

Image Courtesty of NBC News On February 14th, a suicide bomb killed over forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel....
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Intra-Afghan Peace Talks in the Absence of Afghan Government
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Intra-Afghan Peace Talks in the Absence of Afghan Government

Members of each delegation in Moscow beside Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Image credit: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters. Afghanistan has a long...
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Strategies for Countering Neo-Nazi Radicalization
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Strategies for Countering Neo-Nazi Radicalization

American members of the National Socialist Movement. Source: Southern Poverty Law Center. Decades after the end of World War II,...
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To Leave Or Not To Leave?

To Leave Or Not To Leave?

Image: (Spc. Anthony Vendejas/Army) The Syrian Civil War has been raging ever since their attempted revolution during the Arab Spring...
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