Members of ‘The Base’ Arrested in Maryland, Georgia, and Wisconsin

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  Bottom Line Up Front Over the past few years, the threat posed to the U.S. homeland by white supremacy extremists has eclipsed that of the individuals inspired by groups like al-Qaeda and the...

Congress MIA on Oversight Responsibilities

by Walter Pincus

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The House that Putin is Building

by Robert Dannenberg

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Geopolitical Conflict Underlying the War in Libya

by Jonathan Hoffman

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The Promise and Perils of the Iranian Protests

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  Bottom Line Up Front Iran has experienced intermittent periods of unrest in the decades since its Islamic Revolution of 1979, but the situation unfolding in early 2020 is...

What Made Sultan Qaboos the Best Friend Americans Never Knew

by Ambassador Gary Grappo

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Al-Shabaab is Resurging in Somalia

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  Bottom Line Up Front Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Somalia, is resurging again and demonstrating the ability to launch attacks with impunity. Since March 2017,...

Pensacola Attack Labeled Terrorism as U.S. Expels Saudi Military Students

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  Bottom Line Up Front Early this week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr labeled the December 6 shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola as an act of terrorism. The attack, which killed three...

Soleimani and the Path to a new Middle East Peace Deal

by Emile Nakhleh

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The Iranian Threat to the U.S. Homeland

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  Bottom Line Up Front Following the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and the Iranian response that targeted Iraqi bases, the possibility of a conventional war between the United States and...