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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 00:00
SAM’s Elias Yousif weighs in on President Trump’s use of corruption as the reason for suspending security assistance to Ukraine. SAM’s data revealed that ⅔ of the countries receiving US counterterrorism aid “posed serious corruption risks.”
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:53
Two Mexican soldiers and three federal police have been charged with torture in connection with a video posted online in early April that showed a woman being physically abused and suffocated with a plastic bag, judges ruled.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 06:15
Authoritarian leaders like the Gambia's Yahya Jammeh seem to relish the West's wealth. Why doesn’t the United States use that against them?
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:42
Sisi maintains a reputation as a man fighting terrorism, whom the U.S. should be backing despite his flaws and errors. The problem with this analysis—perhaps better described as a sentiment—is that Sisi’s approach may be incubating terror, not stopping it. Or it may be doing both things.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 05:56
U.S. officials are turning to Russia for help with Iran and Syria, even as the Ukrainian conflict persists.
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 06:57
A terrorist attack on a college in northeastern Kenya has left 147 people dead, with dozens injured and more unaccounted for. The attack appears to be the work of the Somalia-based al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group.
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:18
President Obama isn’t alone in grappling with how best to counter ISIS and its brand of Islamic extremism—and convening summits for just that purpose. Earlier this week, the Muslim World League, a Saudi-backed alliance of Islamic NGOs, wrapped up a little-noticed three-day conference in Mecca on “Islam and Counterterrorism.”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 07:46
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:12
According to Amnesty International, the group's assault on a Nigerian border town may be its "deadliest act" yet.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 00:00
If ZunZuneo looks ridiculous in retrospect, it’s because 2011 is a different country. We now know U.S. security apparatus may threaten the "open Internet" as much as an oppressive government, if not more.