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Countering ISIS' Message

ISIS has stood out among other terrorist organizations for, among other factors, its deftness at strategic communication. Using propaganda to increase followership is certainly not […] More

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The ISIS WMD Threat

In a town filled with a seemingly endless number of acronyms, none are dreaded as much as ISIS and WMD—especially when put together.  Recent allegations […] More

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Solving Mexico’s Violence Problem

In the last scene of the movie Sicario, children in Ciudad Juarez play soccer as their parents cheer from the sidelines.  Gunshots are heard in […] More

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Defeating Boko Haram

On March 7, 2015, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS.  Nearly a year later, has either of these terrorist groups gained from this partnership? For […] More

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The Caucasus: Instability Increasing

The Caucuses region is simmering with tension, and, due to its strategic geographic location and Caspian energy markets, the international community cannot afford to let […] More

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Sports Security: Protecting Your Venue

While most eyes will be focused on the Panthers-Broncos matchup this Sunday, the most important plays will be called behind the scenes by federal and […] More

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Combatting the Al Shabaab Threat

The lack of good governance and the spread of terrorism seem to go hand in hand.   That is quite apparent in East Africa.  Just last […] More

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Security and Stability in Afghanistan

With the international community focused on the expanding threat from ISIS, the persistent threat the Taliban poses to stability in Afghanistan seems to be getting […] More

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Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historically, Sub-Saharan Africa has been most known for poverty, hunger, corruption, and violence.  Alongside this message, the image of a rising, or aspiring, Africa has […] More

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Colombia: Peace Deal in Jeopardy

The plan to sign a peace agreement early next year to end the more than 50-year civil war in Colombia appears to be in jeopardy. […] More

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Will Canada Pull Back?

When it comes to security, Canada is rarely recognized as one of the top players.  The Canadian elections last month, however, brought Canada’s security policies […] More

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Securing the Border

The U.S.-Mexican border is likely to be a hot a topic of discussion during the Republican debate Wednesday night, with unauthorized immigration as the main […] More

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The US-Mexico Relationship

Spanning 1,954 miles, the U.S.-Mexican border has been one of the most discussed topics in this election cycle—though primarily for its security implications.  Equally important […] More

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Ebola: An End in Sight?

Ebola may be out of most news headlines, but it has not completely vanished from West Africa.  Although the health situation has dramatically improved, there […] More

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Review: Netflix’s Narcos

Pablo Escobar’s childhood dream was to be a millionaire by the time he was 22.  It is unclear if he met that specific goal, but […] More

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The Future of Oil

The global oil industry is going through a lesson in Economics 101:  When supply increases, prices go down.  Crude oil prices are currently hovering around […] More

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Rough Road Ahead for Rousseff

Unstable, corrupt, plagued by scandal—these describe Brazil’s current economic and political climate, a big transformation from its image of an advancing economy with secure investment […] More

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U.S. Eases Cuban Restrictions

President Barack Obama continues to pave the way for improved U.S.-Cuban relations, as changes to U.S. travel to and business with Cuba took effect on […] More

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The First 100 Days

Nigerians were ready for change when they elected former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari as president, the first candidate to defeat an incumbent at the polls. […] More

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The Refugee Crisis: Europe on the Brink

Today in Europe there are more people made homeless by wars and conflict than ever before in recent history. The Secretary General of the United […] More

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