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The Maldives: Tropical Haven or Human-Rights Hell

The Maldives are a picturesque, tropical paradise. The lush archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean and is considered by…

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Who is Fighting for Mosul?

More than two years after the fall of Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, an…

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Rethinking the Jihadist Threat in Syria

Amidst the chaos, suffering, and confusion of the Syrian Civil War, popular rhetoric in the media has understandably swung towards…

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The 9/11 Bill and the Future of U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

On September 28, 2016, Congress overrode President Obama’s veto of a bill for the first time in his presidency. The…

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Tensions remain high in France following this summer’s burkini ban

A new aspect of Islamic life is under attack in France following recent acts of terror – the burkini. Often…

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Europe’s Transnational Security Shortcomings

The terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22 has brought the European security complex under increased scrutiny for alleged shortfalls,…

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France and ISIS: The Russian problem

“I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone” is my favorite line from the famous French…

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Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Jemaah Islamiyah

By: Chris Stillwell ‘15 The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) is the largest terrorist organization in Indonesia, and is also active in…

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The Yemen Crisis and American Grand Strategy

Saudi Arabia has begun an aggressive airstrike campaign to combat the Iranian-supported Houthi rebels by controlling the Yemeni skies and…