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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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Terrorism in the Philippines: Can Increased Maritime Security Help Stop the Flow of Foreign Fighters?
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Terrorism in the Philippines: Can Increased Maritime Security Help Stop the Flow of Foreign Fighters?

While the thought of ISIS typically brings to mind violence in Iraq and Syria, their pervasive ideology, coupled with the...
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GWOT Panel: Reflections from Team Member Lindsay Stanek
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GWOT Panel: Reflections from Team Member Lindsay Stanek

On Wednesday, December 6, I had the honor of attending The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions seminar...
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The Global War on Terror: Myths, Realities, and Solutions
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The Global War on Terror: Myths, Realities, and Solutions

On Wednesday, December 6th, Rise to Peace hosted the first in a series of panels focusing on issues relevant to...
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The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions
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The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions

On Wednesday December 6th, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Rise to Peace hosted a seminar at the Elliott School of International Affairs entitled...
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ISIS in Kirkuk: What’s Happening and What it Means
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ISIS in Kirkuk: What’s Happening and What it Means

What’s happening Recent ISIS losses in Kirkuk Province in Iraq have been the latest blow in a series of major...
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GLOBAL TERRORISM: Preventing the rise of the Child Terrorist
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GLOBAL TERRORISM: Preventing the rise of the Child Terrorist

GLOBAL TERRORISM: Preventing the rise of the Child Terrorist A lateral approach to help the education sector and the policymakers...
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Humvees: Taliban’s new VBIED
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Humvees: Taliban’s new VBIED

The Afghan Taliban has deployed a new weapon in its fight against the Afghan National Security Forces: explosive-laden Humvees. The...
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U.S. War in Afghanistan: Review of Previous Strategy
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U.S. War in Afghanistan: Review of Previous Strategy

U.S. War in Afghanistan: Review of the Previous Strategy: 2001-2013 The launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2001 marked...
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The Flawed Narrative of Terrorist Attack Claims
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The Flawed Narrative of Terrorist Attack Claims

The Flawed Narrative of Terrorist Attack Claims  Every extremist or terrorist group has branded itself as martyrs or freedom fighters,...
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