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  • 9 Mar 2020
    Milena Sterio, Michael P. Scharf

    Did U.S. attacks on ISIS open a Pandora’s box?

    In October 2019, Turkey launched operation “Peace Spring” in north-east Syria.  The operation aimed at driving the Kurdish YPG out of the area to create a twenty mile-wide “safe zone” to resettle Syrian refugees that had fled to Turkey. Since then, the ongoing operation has resulted in the displacement of more than 300,000 Kurdish people […]

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  • 8 Jan 2019
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    Anthony Bale

    Is Brexit a ‘crusade’?

    The political and economic agenda of the United Kingdom has been dominated for the last two years by the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum. A few days after the referendum, in which 52% of voters voted to leave the European Union, the Islamic State organisation praised Brexit for destabilising ‘crusader Europe’. ISIS represented a […]

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  • 20 Oct 2017
    Philip Seib

    Terrorism Is Evolving, Not Being Defeated

    Philip Seib, author of As Terrorism Evolves, explains how extremism has altered since the war on terror began.

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  • 14 Jun 2016
    Waller Newell

    Reflections on the Tragedy in Orlando from an Expert in Tyranny

    A few things seem clear from Sunday’s shocking massacre in Orlando carried out by Omar Mateen, a self-professed follower of the Islamic State. The shooter was apparently a self-recruiter responding to ISIS’s many calls to carry out such attacks, which emphasizes how the threat of Jihadist terrorism may now be outpacing even the most sophisticated […]

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  • 11 Feb 2016
    Uriel Abulof

    The Liberal Uncanny

    Uriel Abulof, author of The Mortality and Morality of Nations (2015), explores liberty and death in a time of terror.

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  • 18 Sep 2014
    Marci A. Hamilton

    Mr. President: The Islamic State Is a Religion

    Marci A. Hamilton, the author of an updated edition of God vs. the Gavel, explains why religiously motivated violence like the terrorist activities practiced by ISIS are a complicated issue we face even on our home soil.

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