Rebecca Heller

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Rebecca Heller graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in International Politics.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

A Ukrainian hacker is cooperating with the FBI after authorities discovered that Russia-linked entities used a program he created to hack into the DNC’s networks prior to the 2016 election, reports The New York Times. The man, identified only by his online alias “Profexer,” does not appear to have worked directly for the Russian government, but the Department of Homeland Security assesses that malware he sold on the Dark Web was used in the DNC hack.

Foreign Policy Essay

Popular Support for Suicide Terrorism in Bangladesh: Worse Than You Think

Editor's Note: Bangladesh, one of the world's largest Muslim countries, is usually considered a success story: slowly but steadily, this secular democracy is climbing out of poverty. This perceived success, however, ignores the country's many problems. Christine Fair, Ali Hamza, and Rebecca Heller—all of Georgetownpaint a far darker picture. They note high degrees of support for militancy and growing violence, arguing that ignoring Bangladesh's problems could prove disastrous.

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