Terrorism

Hamas and the Terrorism Dilemma by Douglas P. Harden

The United States’ support for our ally, Israel, must be steadfast, unyielding, and robust. Israel is surrounded by Arab states, many of them either do not recognize the right of Israel to exist or some Arab states actively work towards inciting violence in Israel. There are many issues involved in the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. Perhaps too …

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The Challenge of Counterterrorism: Terrorist Groups and Political Legitimacy — A Strategy for the 21st Century by Douglas P. Harden

For decades the United States has confronted international terrorism, with probably none more poignant than Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001. Also, United States foreign policy has grappled with states like Iran that sponsor terrorism. Recently, United States foreign policy and defense policy have confronted terrorist groups that not only engage in terrorism but also …

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Detecting Jihadists Could Prevent Terrorist Mass Shootings — A Reappraisal by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The FBI has finally admitted that, after deciphering encryption, the Saudi military trainee involved in the Pensacola Naval Base shooting of December 2019 — in which three U.S. soldiers were killed — had been in contact with Al-Qaeda for years. And immediately in the wake of this revelation, we have just had another shooting at the Naval …

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Detecting jihadists could prevent terrorist mass shootings by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Base shooting that took place on December 6, 2019 has now been found to be an act of terrorism by the Department of Justice. Three American servicemen were killed in the attack. A background check that should have been made before the Saudi airman was admitted in the United States, …

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Vladimir Putin — Part 1: The enigmatic Russian leader will need to show statesmanship in the Syrian crisis by Miguel A. Faria, MD

I write these words and I shudder because as I read the BBC headlines and reports in the early morning hours I learned that President Trump ordered, and the U.S. has launched, a devastating missile strike on a Syrian airbase. The American attack is in retaliation for the Syrian chemical attack on a rebel-held town …

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Faria: The Turkish-Russian conflict — Converting adversity into opportunity

The downing of a Russian jet by a Turkish F-16 fighter plane is a distracting development for the war on ISIS, as well as an event that could have ominous repercussions for the NATO alliance. Turkey says the Russian plane, a Su-24 aircraft, was shot down while violating Turkish airspace. The Russians deny this and …

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