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  • 24 Apr 2019
    Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca

    The Remote Causes of Terrorism

    Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca, author of 'The Historical Roots of Political Violence', on the causes of 20th century revolutionary terrorism.

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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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  • 17 Aug 2016
    Antonia Chayes

    Security Challenges for a New Administration

    The awesome responsibility inherent in controlling the United States’ nuclear weapons arsenal has given an increasing number of experienced former officials pause about contemplating a Donald Trump presidency. Fifty former senior officials, Republicans, stated in a letter opposing Trump that “he lacks the character, values and experience” to be President and would put our nation’s […]

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  • 8 Feb 2016
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    Shana Kushner Gadarian, Bethany Albertson

    Anxious Politics

    Bethany Albertson and Shana Kushner Gadarian, co-authors of Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World (2015), discuss the relationship between anxiety, public mood and politics.

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  • 15 Mar 2010
    Jordan J. Paust

    The Court-Martial: A Lawful Alternative

    The Al-Qaeda Seven controversy is all over the news. At the center of the debate are Justice Department attorneys who once represented terrorism detainees. Maligned by some for being un-American, their patriotism and their values called into question, and defended by others for protecting the liberties of unpopular clients, the story of the Al-Qaeda Seven calls into question the fundamental constitutional boundaries of our government. Ultimately, though, these Seven are a conduit for a larger conversation that we need to be having about the prosecution of suspected terrorists: Where should we try members of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban? Jordan J. Paust, author of Beyond the Law: The Bush Administration’s Unlawful Responses in the “War” on Terror, asks just that in a new op-ed for Jurist. With vim, vigor, and vision, he suggests that we must look beyond the two forums offered by the Obama Administration – federal district court or US military commission – to consider a third option: military court-martial.

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  • 11 Sep 2009

    Therapy After Terror

    The New York Times today interviewed psychologists and therapists about the jarring changes in their daily practices in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

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  • 15 May 2009
    Fawaz Gerges

    Al-Qaida Today

    I have met former jihadis and Islamists in many countries who tell me that al-Qaida's gruesome attacks on civilians, particularly in Muslim countries - and the mayhem these wrought - have relegated al-Qaida to the margins of Islamic society, with few allies and insecure sanctuaries.

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  • 1 Dec 2008

    Jihad’s True Face

    Columnists have approached last week’s deadly Mumbai terrorist attacks from many angles, as William Kristol points out in his New York Times column today. Are we dealing with the a repressed minoritystriking out? Revenge killings for prior attacks by Hindus? A coordinated group with an agenda? What does this mean for India’s peaceful Muslims? Kristol […]

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