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How Does the Media Determine Who Is a “Terrorist”?

How Does the Media Determine Who Is a “Terrorist”?

Image courtesy of Modern Diplomacy In an increasingly interconnected, digital world, access to news media is widespread, yet there are...
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The Caliphate’s Returnees?  From the Refugee Camps of Syria to bin Laden’s Grave
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The Caliphate’s Returnees? From the Refugee Camps of Syria to bin Laden’s Grave

From 2003 to May 2011, I was a prominent Jihadi propagandist, the head of a New York City based organization...
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American Strategy in Iraq: The Failures of Intelligence Analysis and Democracy Promotion

American Strategy in Iraq: The Failures of Intelligence Analysis and Democracy Promotion

In the lead up to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, President Bush cited multiple assessments by the Intelligence Community to...
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China’s Perspective on Ethnic Detention: The Ends Justifies the Means
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China’s Perspective on Ethnic Detention: The Ends Justifies the Means

Source: BBC (Dabancheng, April 2018) While not broadly reported, the detention of Uighur Muslims in China has developed into what...
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ISIL: Cathedral Attack in the Sulu Province
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ISIL: Cathedral Attack in the Sulu Province

Source: Reuters 2019 Abu Sayyaf attacked the Catholic Church, Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, during mass on January...
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Army of Injustice

Army of Injustice

Image Courtesy of Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Iran has been the subject of much discussion in our current world climate. Whether it’s...
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Afghanistan: What Does Peace with the Taliban Mean for Women?
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Afghanistan: What Does Peace with the Taliban Mean for Women?

Source: PRI (2016) The United States and leaders of the Afghan Taliban are currently in the process of discussing peace...
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Private Sector Domestic Intelligence
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Private Sector Domestic Intelligence

In relation to terrorism, domestic intelligence collection is relatively limited in scope due an absence of an agency or structure...
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Terror’s New Form
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Terror’s New Form

Source: The East African (2014) Author: Caleb Septoff Perhaps one of the greatest scientific achievements in human history is the...
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Brazilian Prison Gangs: Message Delivered
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Brazilian Prison Gangs: Message Delivered

Source: The Washington Post/Alex Gomes/AP Author: Cameron Cassar The newly elected right wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, had just...
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Colombia: Prospects for Peace

Last week, Rodrigo Cadete, one of the leaders of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) dissident group, died in...
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Old Crisis Sparks Anew: The Bogota Car Bombing
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Old Crisis Sparks Anew: The Bogota Car Bombing

Source: The Tico Times (2019)  Author: Billy Baker Colombia has a bloody history of political violence (La Violencia, FARC, ELN)....
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Why Does a Person Become Radicalized?: Weighing Research Against the Tree of Life Shooting

In the 21st century, terror attacks have become relatively common. Within 2018 alone, 1,744 terror attacks were recorded by the...
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The Mosul of Southeast Asia? Countering Extremism in the Philippines
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The Mosul of Southeast Asia? Countering Extremism in the Philippines

Filipino and American forces shaking hands in September 2017. Image Credit: Cpl. Robert Sweet, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. The recent tension...
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Fostering Security in the Sahel: A Critical Challenge

Fostering Security in the Sahel: A Critical Challenge   Throughout the past few years, policymakers, scholars, analysts, and researchers have...
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How Detainment of Uyghur Muslims Can Lead to Violent Extremism
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How Detainment of Uyghur Muslims Can Lead to Violent Extremism

Source: AP Feed News (2018) By: JulieAnn Sickell, Ahmad Mohibi The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination criticizes the...
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Returning Foreign Fighters: A Global Threat
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Returning Foreign Fighters: A Global Threat

As ISIS concedes its last remnants of territory, governments around the world must confront the return of foreign fighters from...
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The Mysterious Case of Mohamad Jamal Khweis
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The Mysterious Case of Mohamad Jamal Khweis

Mohamad Jamal Khweis while in Kurdish custody. Image Credit: Associated Press. Few in Alexandria, Virginia, would have suspected that the...
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Countering Extremism in the Digital Age
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Countering Extremism in the Digital Age

Source: Rand Corporation (2016)  The Global War on Terror has challenged Western conceptions of warfare. The days of clearly defined...
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Lessons from the KKK
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Lessons from the KKK

KKK recruitment propaganda. Source: Link Upstate New York experienced a unique threat to the safety of their community this year:...
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