It isn’t every day that the Department of Justice acknowledges formally that the president of the United States lied in a speech to Congress. But that’s how I read a letter I received a few days ago from the department.
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The United States needs to take the threat of prison radicalization seriously.
A review of Arundhati Roy's novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017).
The only way terrorists can get their hands on a nuclear bomb is through the complicity or negligence of a nuclear-armed state. To prevent nuclear terrorism from non-state actors, we need to focus on states.
Over the past few years the idea of countering violent extremism (CVE) has become part of the lexicon when discussing issues related to terrorism. But contrary to popular misunderstanding, CVE is neither a replacement to counterterrorism (CT) efforts nor a way for the US government to spy on citizens. Rather, CVE is a complement to CT and has become all the more relevant in the aftermath of the Boston bombings and the Islamic State and other jihadi groups’ recruitment of unprecedented numbers of Americans to fight abroad.
Bloomberg economics commentator Justin Fox explains in a recent column why comparing the odds of getting killed in a terrorist attack and slipping and fatally falling in the bathtub is a fundamental misuse of statistics.
Police in New Jersey have located and arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami, the prime suspect in the Chelsea and New Jersey bombings. Now officials face an important—and potentially quite controversial—set of decisions regarding how to go about interrogating Rahami.
A review of Charles Lister's The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency (Oxford, 2015).
With membership growing and violent activity on the rise, the KKK is showing signs of a comeback.