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Piracy: Can the War on the Seas Ever Be Won?

The current state solution models, focusing on military deterrence, have proven questionably effective in combating piracy, merely displacing it more than solving it.  By Sgt. Sebastian J. Bae.  (06/27/2014)

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Iranian Nuclear Deal: Implications

What are the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal not only within the Middle East but internationally. By Dr. Kashi N. Pandita (01/16/2014)

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Al-Qaeda: The Beginning

Historical overview of Al Qaeda's begginings. By Mohammed Salama. (12/23/2013)
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Ways Forward in Global Counterterrorism

Analysis of global counterterrorism efforts and steps forward, arguing we need to refocus our collective efforts away from the 'state of security' towards the 'conditions of security'. By Cornelia Beyer. (05/07/2012)
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Deconstructing Terrorism for Securing Energy

Author presents a common strategic framework of antiterrorism and energy protection policies. By Alexandra Dobra. (06/02/2011)
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International Affairs Forum Interview: Colonel Paul Bricker

IA-Forum speaks with U.S. Army Colonel Paul Bricker, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, about the recent raid on bin Laden’s compound, from a pilot’s perspective. By Cynthia Iris (05/09/2011)
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Hezbollah: Analysis of Violence

An analysis of Hezbollah and their use of violence to achieve their goals. By Sarah Cohler. (02/25/2011)
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IA-Forum Interview: E.J. Hogendoorn

IA Forum speaks with E.J. Hogendoorn, International Crisis Group, Horn of Africa Project Director, about al-Shabaab transnational attacks and Somalia. By Matthew Bush. (IA-Forum, 08/10/2010)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Richard Jackson

IA-Forum speaks with Richard Jackson, author of ‘Critical Terrorism Studies: A New Research Agenda’ about the case for critical terrorism studies. By William Taggart (01/30/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Richard Weitz

IA-Forum discusses security issues with Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of Program Management at the Hudson Institute, and author of 'Revitalising US-Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures'. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 1/14/2007)
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Intenational Affairs Forum Interview: Peter Beinart and Scott McConnell

Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of the New Republic and Scott McConnell, current editor of The American Conservative, discuss questions about the UN and US foreign policy. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 11/13/2006 and 11/18/2006)
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IA-Forum Interview: Ilan Berman

IA-Forum speaks with Ilan Berman (Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council) about Iran and his latest book, Tehran Rising. (IA-Forum, 3/20/2006)
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Justifications for Terrorism

Analyzes terrorism, validity of causes terrorism claims to achieve, and alternate routes to achieve goals desired by terrorists. By Emily Caponetti. (7/25/2005)
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Terrorism

Dr. Abdul Aziz Said examines supply and demand side terrorism; and the path for conflict resolution.
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Why the Pentagon Should Care about Scotland's Referendum

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Paying the Health-Care Piper

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Last week roughly 250,000 Vi (9/17/2014)

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The Obama Administration's Member-less Coalition against the Islamic State: What Good Are Allies Any

Doug Bandow

President Barack Obama launched a w (9/17/2014)

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Struggles to Protect Free Speech on Our College Campuses Continue

Nat Hentoff

As I have often reported, FIRE (Fou (9/17/2014)

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Why Obama's War on ISIL Won't Hold Its Popularity

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Again, The House Punts on Fiscal Reform

Nicole Kaeding

The House of Representatives is (9/16/2014)

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The Islamic State Will Probably be Defeated, but It’s Not Thanks to President Obama

John Mueller

The Islamic State has succeeded i (9/16/2014)

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Scottish Independence Is for Scots, Not Others, to Decide

Doug Bandow

Polls show a close vote over Scott (9/15/2014)

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Climate Change and the False Case for Haste

Ross McKitrick

When President Barack Obama add (9/15/2014)

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Winning Issues That Aren’t Just about 'Not Obama'

Richard W. Rahn

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Fighting ISIL is Not America's War: Other Countries Should Lead Coalition against Islamic State

Doug Bandow

President Barack Obama now has a s (9/13/2014)

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Is Obama Abusing the Constitution to Combat ISIS?

Gene Healy

Barack Obama takes the Constitution (9/12/2014)

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Should Scotland Declare Its Independence?

David Boaz

I’m not Scottish. But my eigh (9/12/2014)

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A Trenchant Yet Flawed Analysis of American Foreign Policy

Ted Galen Carpenter

Angelo Codevilla’s < (9/12/2014)

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Ghosts of Imperialist Wars Past: China's Tourist Hot Spots Today

Doug Bandow

Beijing—Modern China continu (9/12/2014)

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EDITORIALS
US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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Do Taliban Threaten the Region?

Author examines the Taliban and their intentions in Central Asia.  By Kashi N. Pandit.  (04/09/2014)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

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Perspectives on Oslo

Author reflects on the Oslo attacks in 2011 and what constitutes terrorism. By Cornelia Beyer. (01/10/2012)
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Economics: The Key to Stopping Terrorism in East Africa

Author presents case fo abating terrorism in East Africa through economic growth. By Matthew Bush. (IA-Forum, 10/02/2010)
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Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism

M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., responds to Thomas L. Friedman statement that some countries in the region are "two-faced" in the war against terrorism, defending President Hamid Karzai's policies. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (08/10/2010)
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