Terrorism in Colorado and Paris

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by Paul R. Pillar The lethal armed attack by a troublesome drifter against a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs brings to mind two insufficiently recognized patterns about political violence and specifically terrorism, and how such violence tends to get… Continue Reading  

America’s Empire of African Bases

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by Nick Turse In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent,” a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and — north to south, east… Continue Reading  

Is John Kerry an Anti-Semite?

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by Jim Lobe For a rather slow Thanksgiving weekend, must reading should include an article on The Nation website by Henry Siegman, a former head of both the American Jewish Congress and the Synagogue Council of America. The article assails a full-page ad that… Continue Reading  

Muslim Radicalization in Europe: Roots and Resolution

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by Shireen Hunter The November 13 bombings in Paris by a number of Muslim radicals suspected of having links to the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has once again focused attention on the challenge posed to the security of many… Continue Reading  

On European Hysteria in the Aftermath of the Paris Attacks

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by Sajjad Safaei In the days after Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed his aircraft into the mountains and killed all 150 people on board, chilling details began to emerge about what really went on in the cockpit of the… Continue Reading