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US-Taliban Peace Talks: An Opportunity For Peace?
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US-Taliban Peace Talks: An Opportunity For Peace?

The United States is planning to lead direct talks with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17 years...
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Ahmad Mohibi discusses direct US talks with the Taliban on Tolonews
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Ahmad Mohibi discusses direct US talks with the Taliban on Tolonews

After the New York Times reported that The White House ordered diplomats to hold direct talks with the Taliban, Rise...
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Three Days of Peace: A Blueprint for Stability in Afghanistan
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Three Days of Peace: A Blueprint for Stability in Afghanistan

On June 7th, 2018, the government of Afghanistan announced a unilateral ceasefire was to occur between the 12th and 19th...
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On Africa’s East Coast, Two Reformers Work to Keep the Peace
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On Africa’s East Coast, Two Reformers Work to Keep the Peace

Political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe were disrupted by grenade attacks on June 23, shedding light on the dangers that...
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Hudaydah’s Resistance: An Inflection Point for the War in Yemen?
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Hudaydah’s Resistance: An Inflection Point for the War in Yemen?

The Arab coalition’s operation against the Houthis in Yemen has been heavily bombarding Hudaydah for days. Hudaydah is a Yemeni...
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What Makes a Terrorist Attack Notable: Determinants of U.S. Media Coverage
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What Makes a Terrorist Attack Notable: Determinants of U.S. Media Coverage

Introduction With the sheer saturation of terrorist attacks occurring each week, US news outlets are forced to make decisions regarding...
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Countering Youth Extremism in Iraq: A Generational Challenge

Of the many countries around the world affected by terrorism in recent years, few have suffered to the degree that...
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Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan represent a decade-long evolution of terror tactics, drawing influence from a variety of operating groups and...
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Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons and Lessons
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Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons and Lessons

Introduction Several high-profile terrorist attacks in Western Europe and North America in recent years have been committed by migrants from...
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After the Violence in Gaza; Is There a Way Forward?
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After the Violence in Gaza; Is There a Way Forward?

Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Recent violence along the border between Gaza and Israel has sparked significant international concern...
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The Lebanese Elections Are Over: What Next?
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The Lebanese Elections Are Over: What Next?

On May 6th, Lebanon held its first parliamentary elections in nine years. Hezbollah was a big winner. The Shi’ite political...
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Will the Kim-Trump Summit be a Step Towards Peace?
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Will the Kim-Trump Summit be a Step Towards Peace?

Photo Credit: CNN On May 10th, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong applauded the announcement of a summit set to...
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Special Report On Youth and Violent Extremism in Iraq
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Special Report On Youth and Violent Extremism in Iraq

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Special Report On Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan
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Special Report On Child Terrorists and Violent Extremism in Afghanistan

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The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace
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The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace

The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace Today marks the 40-year anniversary of the Afghan civil war....
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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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