Category: Global Terrorism

The Hill, Columnists | February 4, 2023

What to make of the government’s strident new tone on ‘Big Tech’

We may be excused if we conclude that something may have recently changed in Washington’s attitudes toward “Big Tech”: On Jan. 11, President Biden wrote an op-ed that was just…

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The Hill, Defense | February 4, 2023

Defense & National Security — Blinken pauses trip after Chinese balloon detected

A Chinese balloon is still flying over the U.S. after it shocked the nation and postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Beijing.  We’re breaking that down for you,…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Jordan subpoenas Garland, Wray over school board memo

The House Judiciary Committee fired off its first subpoenas under the leadership of Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), targeting a trio of Biden administration officials including Attorney General Merrick Garland over…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Lone wolf terrorism is far from yesterday's threat

A radicalized ISIS-inspired terrorist was convicted on a raft of charges by a federal jury and could now face the death penalty. The ISIS wannabe, Sayfullo Saipov, killed eight people in the…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Our closest Afghan allies deserve better than what we've given them

The 2022 Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA), introduced in the 117th congressional session, is functionally dead, taking with it the prospect of a direct pathway to citizenship for the roughly 72,500 Afghan parolees in…

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The Hill, Defense | February 3, 2023

Defense & National Security — US ups military presence amid threats from China 

The U.S. announced a major expansion in the Philippines, with four new military bases expected in the Indo-Pacific nation. Tonight, we’re also going to break down the release of a…

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

Guantanamo detainee transferred to Belize

The U.S. transferred a Guantanamo Bay detainee to the Central American nation of Belize on Thursday, months after he was first scheduled to be released. Majid Khan, who pled guilty…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | February 2, 2023

Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter-terrorism operations are conducted…

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The Hill, Defense | January 31, 2023

Tanks, jets and justice: Ukraine’s top prosecutor tries to rally US on legal battle

After the U.S. and its partners reached a major breakthrough in delivering heavy weapons to Ukraine, Kyiv’s top law enforcement official is pushing allies to show similar determination to punish…

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The Arab Weekly | January 28, 2023

US Treasury to warn Turkey, other countries over sanctions evasion

Brian Nelson, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, will travel to Oman, the UAE and Turkey from January 29 to February 3.

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Media, War and Conflict | January 28, 2023

Finding peace journalism: An analysis of Pakistani media discourse on Afghan refugees and their forced repatriation from Pakistan

Media, War &Conflict, Ahead of Print. This study investigates media coverage of Afghan refugees by English-language media in Pakistan and explores how coverage is shaped by a shift in the…

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The Hill, International | January 27, 2023

UK teen gets 11.5 years for hate-speech videos linked to Buffalo, Colorado mass shootings

A British teenager who posted far-right videos that have been linked to mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Colorado Springs, Colo., was sentenced to 11 1/2 years on terrorism-related charges…

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Journal of Conflict Resolution | January 27, 2023

The Double-Edged Sword of Foreign Direct Investment on Domestic Terrorism

Journal of Conflict Resolution, Ahead of Print. This paper studies the effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) on domestic terrorism. Using a cross-national, time-series analysis of 114 countries from 1991–2017,…

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The Hill, Defense | January 27, 2023

Defense & National Security — US forces kill major ISIS leader

U.S. forces stormed a mountain complex in northern Somalia and took down a key member of the foreign terrorist group ISIS. We’ll talk about the raid, how it went down…

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The Hill, International | January 26, 2023

US forces kill key ISIS leader in Somalia

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The Hill, International | January 26, 2023

Bipartisan reps introduce bill to designate Russia's Wagner Group as foreign terrorists

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to designate Russian mercenary company Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). The Holding Accountable Russian Mercenaries (HARM) Act,…

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Breaking Defense | January 25, 2023

France’s military budget leap ‘corresponds to the threat,’ defense minister says

French Defence Secretary Sébastien Lecornu (right) speaks to a delegate before the North Atlantic Council meeting on the second day of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting on June 16, 2022…

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | January 25, 2023

Human rights must be defended in the fight against terrorism: UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the fight against terrorism will never succeed if we perpetuate the “denial and destruction” of human rights. 

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The Hill, Defense | January 24, 2023

Defense & National Security — Still no decision on German tanks for Ukraine

International military leaders are still unable to come to an agreement on a push to provide battle tanks to Ukraine. The U.S. has been hesitant to send the M1 Abrams…

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The Hill, International | January 23, 2023

US announces more sanctions on Iran over deadly crackdown on protests

The Biden administration on Monday announced new sanctions against Iran related to serious human rights abuses against Iranian protesters who have been demonstrating against the Islamic regime since September. The…

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Breaking Defense | January 20, 2023

Jordan inks deal for 12 Block 70 F-16s from Lockheed Martin

Promotional art for the F-16 Block 70 for Jordan. (Lockheed Martin.) BEIRUT — The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) Command has signed a deal to buy 12 Block 70 F-16…

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The Hill, Defense | January 13, 2023

Defense & National Security — Russia running out of options

With limited battlefield wins and its status as a global pariah firmly in place, Russia is struggling to find leverage to wear down Western resolve to aid Ukraine as its war…

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Cato Institute | January 11, 2023

On Immigration, Returning to America’s Libertarian Roots

Jeffrey Miron What is the best immigration policy for the United States? At its founding, America exemplified the Libertarian Land ideal: no immigration restrictions of any kind. Policy distinguished residency…

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Cato Institute | January 11, 2023

Yes, America Should Cut Defense Spending

Doug Bandow The brief stand‐​off between the House Republican leadership and scores of party rebels was widely seen as embarrassing dysfunction. However, the true ignominy is incoming Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a shameless Trump toady. The…

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Cato Institute | January 5, 2023

Hard Right Turn in Israel Could Spell Trouble for Freedom Everywhere

Cathy Young Far‐​right populism in Western democracies has waxed and waned over the past several years. But at the start of 2023, it is resurgent in Israel, with potentially dangerous…

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