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The Turkey and US 'Safe Zone' Plan: 3 Questions with Yezid Sayigh, Carnegie Middle East Center

Yezid Sayigh of the Carnegie Middle East Center discusses the recent Turkish-U.S. plan to create a 'safe zone' in Syria. (08/18/2015)

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Outsourcing Jihadists and Putin’s Foreign Policy

Essay analyzes Russian terrorism policy in the Middle East and Caucasus. By Prof. Dmitry V. Shlapentokh. (07/01/2015)

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Mental Illness and Terrorism

Is there a correlation between mental illness and terrorism?  By Dr. Anna Cornelia Beyer.  (06/26/2015)

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Charlie Hebdo, Xenophobia, and France's Colonial History

Reflections on the Charlie Hebdo attack and underlying issues in and about France.  By Timothy Aderman. (04/07/2015)

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The Paris Attacks

Who are the key players in the fight against ISIS and how should they be fought?  By Dr. Bruce Mabley. (12/15/2015)

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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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EDITORIALS
No more War on Terror, please. Europe urgently needs Denazification

Does Europe face a bigger strategic problem?  By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic. (11/15/2015)

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The Art of Subtle Denial

Sectarian strife in the Muslim world and its ramifications. By K.N. Pandita. (07/02/2015)

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What is ISIL All About, and what are its Prospects?

An examination of ISIL and where it's heading.  By Jack Pearce. (06/27/2015)

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How to Stop the Crime of Ungrateful Children?

Repercussions of arming insurgents still resonate.  By Ali Reza Sarwar. (01/14/2015)

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Denazification urgently needed in Europe

In light of the Charlie Hebdo attack, author reflects on the EU.  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (01/09/2014)

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Jihad on the way to India?

Will Al-Qaeda target India, and why? By Kashi N. Pandita. (11/16/2014)

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How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition

Turkey has been pressured by the West to join the coalition against ISIS. Now that the elections are over and its hostages have been freed, it might just happen.  By Murat Ulgul.  (first appeared in Turkey Agenda, 09/26/2014)

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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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