Tagged Terrorism

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Failed States: Tyrants or Terrorists?

The greatest problem facing the Middle East today is the prevalence of failed states. These states lack the capacity to govern, police, and protect the entirety of their territories and peoples. The result is civil conflict, widespread violence, and porous borders. Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s…

Residents of Baga gather to bury their deceased relatives after the Baga massacre.

Charlie Hebdo & Nigeria: How Boko Haram Continually Evades Terror Talk

2015 began with a resurgence of international terrorism. Within the first week of the year, the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters were attacked by two gunmen, killing 12 employees. The attack was heavily discussed in the media and described by French President François Hollande as a “terrorist attack of the most extreme barbarity.” The international community…

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Terrorism 2.0: ISIL’s New Brand of Terrorism

ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has shifted from attacking humans to attacking humanity in a broader sense, and while the distinction may seem small, the implications are terrifyingly large. The world is used to terrorist organizations driven by hatred for the West and carrying out attacks accordingly, but ISIL is motivated…

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Western Education Is Wrong About Boko Haram

By Melanie Kent In May 2014, the #bringbackourgirls campaign brought global attention to Boko Haram’s capture of more than 275 Nigerian girls from a school in Chibok. But the international spotlight left the center of terrorist activity as the months dragged on and the obvious solutions failed. Funds, weapons, international pressure, government statements, even domestic…


A Tale of Two Terrorists

By: Cait Felt The newfound terrorist group ISIL seems to be all that politicians and news anchors want to talk about lately, and the organization is indeed reasonably terrifying. From its strict and manipulated ideology to the swift rise in power the supposed-Caliph Abu Bakr Baghdadi has achieved. ISIL is certainly something that Americans should…

Displaced Yazidis, persecuted by ISIS, flee their homes.

Looking for a Lead

By: Matt Oldham On July 17, 2014 the world witnessed the newest chapter in aerial terrorism. This was not an airliner that exploded over a city or slammed into a building; it was was an attack on a 298 passenger commercial airline en route from Amsterdam to Malaysia that claimed the lives of all the…

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How the World Lost a Plane

By: Holly Boggs   “Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the…


Limits to Our Knowledge: Lessons from MH370

By: Korey Boehm More than two weeks have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. In that time, more than 26 countries have contributed ships, planes, and intelligence capabilities to the largest-ever multinational air-sea search. While there have been significant developments in the investigation,…

Despite numerous reported, and un-prosecuted, cases of sexual assault against native civilians, the U.N. continues to use private, military contractors to procure peacekeepers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)

A Warning from the Past Remains Unheeded

By: Brianne Cate More than 50 years after his 1961 Farewell Speech, President Eisenhower’s warning of the military-industrial complex rings truer than ever before. An ever-increasing ability to mass produce weapons of war coupled with the growing interconnectedness of markets has led to a pressing need for inquiry into what is truly lying behind aggressive…

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