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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

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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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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