Category: Global Terrorism

The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Kazakhstan holds the keys to a new geopolitical balance in Asia

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, global geopolitics is shifting rapidly. While the U.S. successfully shaped a unified response to Russia’s aggression, it is overlooking a critical piece…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Zelensky calls for UN to expel Russia, deem nation state sponsor of terrorism

Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky on Wednesday called for the United Nations to expel Russia from the international organization and deem the country a terrorist state after Russian forces bombed a…

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Breaking Defense | June 29, 2022

New F-16s give Jordan’s air force a boost, but what comes next?

Promotional art for the F-16 Block 70 for Jordan. (Lockheed Martin.) BEIRUT: As Jordan’s leader publicly raised the idea of a Middle East NATO-like alliance, his Air Force has marked…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Defense & National Security — Former aide offers explosive Jan. 6 testimony

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol in a surprise hearing on Tuesday.   We’ll break down everything she…

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Breaking Defense | June 28, 2022

Turkey lifts hold on Sweden, Finland joining NATO, following wide-ranging concessions

Representatives from Turkey, Sweden and Finland announce the signing of an agreement ahead of NATO’s Madrid summit. (NATO) WASHINGTON: Turkey has removed its hold on Finland and Sweden beginning their…

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The Hill, International | June 28, 2022

Turkey will support Finland, Sweden joining NATO: officials

Officials said Tuesday that Turkey has dropped its objections to the bids of Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), representing a major breakthrough at a…

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The Hill, International | June 28, 2022

Turkey will support Finland, Sweden joining NATO: officials

Officials said Tuesday that Turkey has dropped its objections to the bids of Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), representing a major breakthrough at a…

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The Hill, International | June 28, 2022

Zelensky labels Russian strike on shopping mall 'terrorist attack'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called a Russian missile strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk the day before "one of the most defiant terrorist attacks in European history."…

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The Hill, International | June 28, 2022

Biden, Erdogan speak ahead of NATO summit

President Biden on Tuesday spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid where the two leaders will cross paths.  …

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The Hill, International | June 28, 2022

GOP senator says Ukraine has 'demonstrated' it won't allow Russian occupation

Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday that Ukraine is prepared to expel all of Russia’s troops from the country but…

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | June 27, 2022

China thaw? It’s from the freezer to the fridge for Albanese government

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Is Featured: NoPublication Type: CommentaryIssue: AsiaFull Article:  Content:  Since arriving in Australia a few months back, the new Chinese ambassador has met two former…

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Cato Institute | June 24, 2022

What ‘Zhong Sheng’ Says about China’s Perceptions of the Ukraine Conflict

Brandon Valeriano and Juan Garcia-Nieto Pundits have gone to great lengths to project their interpretations of Chinese perceptions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sadly, few examine exactly what China communicates about the conflict. The…

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Journal of Conflict Resolution | June 21, 2022

Effects of Defensive and Proactive Measures on Competition Between Terrorist Groups

Journal of Conflict Resolution, Ahead of Print. A two-stage game investigates how counterterrorism measures affect within-country competition between two rival terrorist groups. Although such competition is commonplace (e.g., al-Nusra Front…

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War on the Rocks | June 20, 2022

Getting Drones Ready for Conventional War

While the U.S. military fields an impressive arsenal of unmanned aircraft, the effectiveness of these drones is largely unproven in roles beyond counter-terrorism. In Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere across…

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War on the Rocks | June 17, 2022

We Have Met the Enemy and They are Us

Over two decades after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the American conception of terrorists and terrorism is slowly changing. While threats from foreign extremist organizations still exist, the…

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The Hill, Defense | June 17, 2022

Defense & National Security — Senators eye $45B defense budget boost

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted to pass its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), proposing to boost defense spending by roughly $45 billion over what…

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The Hill, International | June 15, 2022

NATO leader says 'no way to say' when Sweden, Finland will join

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that there was “no way to say” when Sweden and Finland will officially join the military alliance, with Turkey maintaining its opposition…

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Cato Institute | June 14, 2022

Congress Is Willingly Abdicating Its War Powers Again

Ted Galen Carpenter The U.S. Constitution explicitly gives Congress, not the president, the authority to determine if the republic should go to war. Unfortunately, that fundamental point is now little…

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Cato Institute | June 14, 2022

Joe Biden Wants You to Die for the Emirati Royal Family

Doug Bandow President Joe Biden made headlines with his preparations to visit Saudi Arabia and kowtow to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who candidate Biden pledged to treat as a pariah.…

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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) | June 14, 2022

The State of Our Nation’s Cybersecurity: Highlights from My Conversation with Michael Chertoff

By Shane Tews Cyber threats are multidimensional; they can manifest as large-scale attacks carried out by nation states or private actors, targeted at critical infrastructure or individual devices. In the…

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The Hill, Defense | June 10, 2022

White House selects Marine general as next head of US forces in Africa

President Biden has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to command all U.S. forces in Africa, a choice that, if confirmed, would make him the first Black four-star general in the…

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Cato Institute | June 9, 2022

Financial Privacy And The Fourth Amendment: Restoring Balance To The Crypto Universe

Norbert Michel On Tuesday I had the privilege of participating in Crypto Wars: Balancing Privacy versus National Security, a Federalist Society panel moderated by Dina Rochkind. The other panelists–Michele Korver, Kathy Kraninger,…

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | June 8, 2022

Terrorist groups ‘exploiting power vacuums’, UN chief warns

While the number of deaths from terrorism has declined, the overall threat is far from over, particularly in Africa, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in New York on Wednesday. 

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Cato Institute | June 8, 2022

Who Does Joe Biden Represent? Americans, Not Ukraine, Should Decide US Policy

Doug Bandow Americans increasingly wonder where US involvement in the Russo‐​Ukrainian war is heading. Although this nation is not officially in the fight, it is a belligerent in all but name.…

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The Hill, Defense | June 8, 2022

Defense & National Security — Veterans offer bright spot in Washington

Veterans are in the spotlight in Washington this week as the Senate considers legislation helping those exposed to toxins and President Biden signs bills aimed at supporting Americans who have…

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