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The Terrorist Threat in France: A Look at Prison Radicalization
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The Terrorist Threat in France: A Look at Prison Radicalization

French counter-terrorism policy rejects the soft measures carried out by many of its European counterparts. So then, why has France,...
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Women and their Role in Violent Extremism
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Women and their Role in Violent Extremism

Recruitment of women by violent extremist organizations has increased in recent years due to their value as strategic, political, and...
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Syrian Conflict: When Great Powers Do Not Play Well Together
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Syrian Conflict: When Great Powers Do Not Play Well Together

Syria remains a disaster; for the people who remain there, for those who’ve fled but hope one day to return...
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Bitcoin: How Terrorist Organizations are Using Cryptocurrency to Fund Operations
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Bitcoin: How Terrorist Organizations are Using Cryptocurrency to Fund Operations

© Freedom’s Phoenix: Donna Hancock Bitcoin is the new talk on the streets these days. You may have heard about...
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Bioterrorism: How Real is the Threat?
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Bioterrorism: How Real is the Threat?

https://dribbble.com/shots/1773940-GQ-Magazine-Bio-Terror Much of the WMD threat today is focused on nuclear weapons and North Korea. However, bioterrorism is a threat...
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The United Kingdom and the Challenge of Far-Right Ideologies
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The United Kingdom and the Challenge of Far-Right Ideologies

On June 19, 2016, Darren Osborne, motivated by anger about the terror attacks in the United Kingdom, drove his vehicle...
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Education Has Become A Casualty of War
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Education Has Become A Casualty of War

Last week, USA Today published an article about a boy named Said in Kenya who had been unable to attend...
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U.S. International Terrorism Strategy in 2018: New Battleplan or More of the Same?
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U.S. International Terrorism Strategy in 2018: New Battleplan or More of the Same?

© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images U.S. International Terrorism Strategy in 2018: New Battleplan or More of the Same? On January 30,...
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Terrorism Has No Religion
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Terrorism Has No Religion

Terrorism has no religion and no homeland. It is wrong to attribute terrorism to the teachings of a specific religion....
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More than Ideology: The Radicalized Identity
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More than Ideology: The Radicalized Identity

With the rise of violent extremism and terrorist groups like Daesh recruiting and radicalizing people all over the world, we...
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The Laptop Bomb: The Latest Extremist Weapon and Homeland Security Nightmare
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The Laptop Bomb: The Latest Extremist Weapon and Homeland Security Nightmare

© Harun Maruf-Daallo Airlines Flight 159 after an explosion from a laptop bomb The new threat for TSA and Homeland...
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Midwest and Terrorism
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Midwest and Terrorism

Turkey Run State Park, Indiana Everyone always says write about what you know, and I know the Midwest - especially...
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Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Europe unsure of how to reintegrate the offspring of the Islamic State
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Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Europe unsure of how to reintegrate the offspring of the Islamic State

As ISIS' self-proclaimed caliphate has collapsed in Iraq and Syria, many European States have to decide whether or not to...
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The Defeat of ISIS’s “Caliphate” Does Not Mean the Defeat of ISIS’s Ideology
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The Defeat of ISIS’s “Caliphate” Does Not Mean the Defeat of ISIS’s Ideology

What Does the Future Look Like for ISIS? Though the international coalition in the war against ISIS has experienced more...
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The Latest Spat of Terror Attacks Threaten to Alter or Halt the Provision of Humanitarian Aid
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The Latest Spat of Terror Attacks Threaten to Alter or Halt the Provision of Humanitarian Aid

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the headquarters of the humanitarian aid organization, Save the Children, was attacked by ISIS. The...
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The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War
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The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War

  The effects of War: The political, sectarian, and ideological conflicts and civil wars taking place in the Middle East...
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia taking security measures to prevent terrorist attacks during tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia taking security measures to prevent terrorist attacks during tournament

© Alexandr Sherbak/TASS Every four years societies come together to watch and cheer at the largest sporting events on Earth, the...
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The International Community Questions Whether Pakistan can be Counted on to Combat Terrorism
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The International Community Questions Whether Pakistan can be Counted on to Combat Terrorism

The International Community Questions Whether Pakistan can be Counted on to Combat Terrorism On January 16, 2018, Pakistan’s Prime Minister,...
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A Dangerous Method:  Zurich University Study Exemplifies Double-Edged Sword of Migration Policy in Europe
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A Dangerous Method:  Zurich University Study Exemplifies Double-Edged Sword of Migration Policy in Europe

Researchers at Zurich University of Applied Sciences have released data linking a rise in criminality in Germany to teenage migrants,...
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Poverty and Violent Extremism in Yemen
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Poverty and Violent Extremism in Yemen

For over 1,000 days now, Yemen has been devastated by horrific violence and a brutal civil war.[1] In 2014, the...
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