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Countering Domestic Terrorism Requires More than a Counterterrorist Strategy

Paul R. Pillar No matter how much counterterrorist work is done through interagency task forces, information sharing, and some of the other measures the new strategy document mentions, the problem of domestic terrorism will remain as long as this larger underlying problem of political attitudes and loyalties remains. …

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Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Security Studies

Zaeem Hassan Mehmoud “Every age has its own kind of war, its own limiting conditions, and its own peculiar preconceptions. Each period therefore, would have held its own theory of war, even if the urge had always and universally existed to ensure security on scientific principles”              -Carl von …

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The Dark Ghosts of Technology

Nassem Javed Last many decades, if accidently, we missed the boat on understanding equality, diversity and tolerance, nevertheless,  how obediently and intentionally we worshiped the technology no matter how dark or destructive a shape it morphed into; slaved to ‘dark-technology’ our faith remained untarnished and faith fortified that …

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Why Middle East is of immense importance for belt and road initiative project?

Mehwesh Kayani BRI a developmental approach embraced by China is the revival of ancient silk road project in order to promote interconnectivity and interdependence because of the overwhelming changes in the global economy and geopolitical balances in the world. By implementing this project china has an aim to …

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Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to Jordan to talk Middle East peace amid the Syrian crisis

Kat Tenbarge Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan House delegation to Jordan on Saturday to meet with a group of officials that included King Abdullah II and other top officials. In a statement, Pelosi said the meeting involved a “constructive dialogue on regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle …

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When Democracy Becomes the Problem: Why So Many Millions Still Support Donald Trump

  Prof. Louis René Beres “Who is to decide which is the grimmer sight: withered hearts, or empty skulls?” -Honoré de Balzac For understanding the context of social life, Honoré de Balzac was a master. Minutely analytic in his scrutiny of society, he delicately lay bare every stratum …

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China’s great geostrategy for trade and defence

Giancarlo Elia Valori The primary policy line of the People’s Republic of China, above all at sea level, is to defend its strategic and military interests, but anyway without undermining the trade routes and economic relations between China and its neighbouring countries. Just think about the Spratly issue, …

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Does USS Truman’s Early Retirement Herald a New War on Carriers?

Thomas Callender Whatever the promise of emerging technologies, combatant commanders still want more floating mobile airfields. The Pentagon reportedly wants to cancel the mid-life refueling for the aircraft carrier USS Truman, an unexpected move that would save $1.5 billion in fiscal years 2021-23, but only $16.9 million in 2020. More …

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TACTICAL ART IN FUTURE WARS

Robert Scales The flurry of self-congratulatory prose emerging from multi-domain warfare literature today obscures the fact that a slogan such as “multi-domain” is not doctrine, and doctrine rooted in the fundamental tenets of warfare is a prerequisite for meaningful reform. Nowhere is the gap between sloganeering and meaningful doctrine more …

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