Terrorism

Follow the Money: Sources of Terrorism Funding
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Follow the Money: Sources of Terrorism Funding

© CNN Money[1] In 2015, ISIL’s annual revenue was estimated to range from $1 billion to $2.4 Billion.[2] The terror...
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How Exactly Are Acts of Violence Defined?
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How Exactly Are Acts of Violence Defined?

© LA Times-FBI Agents in Austin, Texas worked from one blast to another to capture serial bombing suspect Mark Anthony...
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How Overfishing Led to Piracy
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How Overfishing Led to Piracy

Source: www.voanews.com In Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur’s film, The Pirates of Somalia, Bahadur travels to Puntland, embedding himself in a...
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Legal Difficulties May Loom: Arms Sales Between The West and its Gulf Allies

Legal Difficulties May Loom: Arms Sales Between The West and its Gulf Allies

According to John Irish and Emmanuel Jarry at Reuters, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E., “...are leading a coalition fighting the...
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Terrorism in France: Past and Present
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Terrorism in France: Past and Present

Photo: International Business Times, 2015 Of the 28 countries that make up the European Union, France has constantly been an...
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Unrest Over Austerity Measures in Tunisia
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Unrest Over Austerity Measures in Tunisia

Unrest erupted across Tunisia following a government decision to implement a new finance act on January 1st, 2018. The act...
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What Becomes of Returning ISIS Fighters?
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What Becomes of Returning ISIS Fighters?

Graphic from the Washington Post[1] Since the Islamic State's collapse in Syria and Iraq, returning jihadists pose a problem to...
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An Organizational Tactic or a Volunteer’s Catharsis: Is Suicide Terrorism Strategic for All Parties Involved?
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An Organizational Tactic or a Volunteer’s Catharsis: Is Suicide Terrorism Strategic for All Parties Involved?

© Copyright Glomacs Many mistakenly believe that suicide terrorism is an act undertaken by the most deranged in a group...
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Terrorism or Just Terror: When Horror Springs From Within
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Terrorism or Just Terror: When Horror Springs From Within

© Lisa Marie Pane/AP, The Atlantic Alyssa Alhadeff. Scott Beigel. Martin Duque Anguiano. Nicholas Dworet. Aaron Feis. Jamie Guttenberg. Chris...
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Terrorism in Africa: Will Tillerson Tip the Scale?
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Terrorism in Africa: Will Tillerson Tip the Scale?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to meet with leaders of five African nations this week. He is there to...
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Protect the People, Not the Guns That Kill Them
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Protect the People, Not the Guns That Kill Them

I left the turmoil of Afghanistan in 2012 because I wanted to live in peace and study in a secure...
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Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso
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Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso

Twin terrorist attacks targeting Burkina Faso’s army headquarters and the French embassy shook the country’s capital, Ouagadougou on March 2nd (Associated...
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The EU Calls for Removal of all Extremist Content on Social Media
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The EU Calls for Removal of all Extremist Content on Social Media

The European Union has given social media companies like Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter three months to demonstrate that they...
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Human Rights Champion or Ruthless Pragmatist:  Did Aung San Suu Kyi Fool Us All?
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Human Rights Champion or Ruthless Pragmatist: Did Aung San Suu Kyi Fool Us All?

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who is serving as the de facto leader of Myanmar, has for...
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Vehicles as Tools of Destruction: The New Weapons of Terror
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Vehicles as Tools of Destruction: The New Weapons of Terror

It was a day of celebration. Strolling down the waterfront with fireworks overhead. Thousands gathered to mark the holiday.  The...
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From Remote, Luxurious Islands to Terrorist Breeding Ground: Trinidad and Tobago
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From Remote, Luxurious Islands to Terrorist Breeding Ground: Trinidad and Tobago

© Getty - Trinidad and Tobago When people hear the words Trinidad and Tobago they think of lush, remote islands,...
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Harrowing Death, Calls For Action: The Syrian Genocide Persists
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Harrowing Death, Calls For Action: The Syrian Genocide Persists

The Assad regime has been conducting airstrikes on its own citizens for six years now. To date, more than a...
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How the United Nations Is Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow
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How the United Nations Is Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

The United Nations’ Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) brought together more than 1,000 students and young professionals from around the world...
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Can Deradicalization Reduce Violent Extremism? This Expert Thinks So
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Can Deradicalization Reduce Violent Extremism? This Expert Thinks So

When seeking counter-terrorism explanations and solutions, the focus is generally on why radicalization occurs. What happens after radicalization--deradicalization--is much more...
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Semantics Matter: ARSA and the Difference Between Insurgency and Terrorism
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Semantics Matter: ARSA and the Difference Between Insurgency and Terrorism

Independent Online/AFP While tensions between the Rohingya Muslims and the Myanmar government have existed for decades, violent eruptions over the...
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