Governments that believe proxy wars will let them have their cake and eat it too should think again.
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Designating Russia as a state sponsor of terror would be counterproductive, and on close consideration, reveals the limits of such designations as a tool of U.S. foreign policy.
Over the past decade, foreign terrorists command and capability in the digital sphere has drastically evolved. But our responses to this have not adapted with the same efficiency.
Sens. Bob Corker, Tim Kaine, Jeff Flake, Chris Coons, Todd Young, and Bill Nelson introduced the following draft authorization for use of military force against designated terrorist groups on Monday://-->
Lawfare is pleased to announce the publication of a new paper in the Lawfare Research Paper Series: In Search of Nuance in the Debate over Hezbollah's Criminal Enterprise and the U.S. Response, by Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Stein program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
From the abstract:
Syria is both a counterterrorism success and failure.
A review of 2017’s counterterrorism policy successes and failures.
In the face of a different type of terrorist threat, the United States must focus on strategies that have worked.
September was a relatively quiet month for international terrorism arrests and prosecutions, with nearly all the action occurring in New York City.
The FBI arrested and charged eight men with attempting or conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State; Hezbollah operatives were arrested for planning attacks within U.S. borders; and the Justice Department brought the first foreigner to the U.S. to face terrorism charges since Trump became president.