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On SecurityJan 12, 2017 | 08:03 GMT
The scene of an explosion on Aug. 20, 2016, in Gaziantep, Turkey, after a late-night militant attack on a wedding party that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State was behind.
The Islamic State in 2017: Rotting From the Outside In
The Islamic State's slow decline will continue through 2017. The group's ability to energize the jihadist movement and draw thousands of enthusiastic foreign fighters to its cause is waning. Both time and geography have worked against the organization since its initial proclamation of a caliphate and an impending apocalypse.
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On SecuritySep 8, 2016 | 08:15 GMT
A man walks through the rubble left by the collapse of the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Remembering the Lessons of 9/11
One of the things that 9/11 supposedly changed forever was the United States' approach to national security and counterterrorism. But like the sense of patriotism and unity that followed the attacks, the security lessons learned that day will be forgotten if we are not careful.
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AssessmentsMay 21, 2016 | 13:49 GMT
The Meaning of Jihadist Silence on the EgyptAir Crash
The Meaning of Jihadist Silence on the EgyptAir Crash
As the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 continues and searchers begin to find evidence, the jihadist world has been strangely silent. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft early May 19 and we are now getting outside the timeframe in which jihadist groups have ordinarily taken
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AssessmentsMay 19, 2016 | 05:11 GMT
Missing EgyptAir Flight Sparks Search for Clues
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo went missing in the early hours of May 19 about 16 kilometers (10 miles) into Egyptian airspace, according to information released by the airline. The Airbus A320 was reportedly flying just under 37,000 feet at the time it disappeared from radar. A company
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On SecurityNov 19, 2015 | 08:00 GMT
A Weakening Islamic State Still Poses a Threat
A Weakening Islamic State Still Poses a Threat
The Islamic State is losing strength in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism historically has been employed by a weak militant organization against a militarily stronger opponent. Organizations that are no longer capable of conventional warfare will often shift to fighting a less resource-intensive hit-and-run insurgency as a means to continue fighting.
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On SecurityNov 12, 2015 | 08:52 GMT
A bomb appears to have downed Metrojet Flight 9268 and many fear the Islamic State may have been behind it
Why the Attack on a Russian Airliner Changes Nothing
While the mystery of the Metrojet Flight 9268 crash has yet to be solved, a mounting pile of evidence points to the conclusion that it was taken down by a bomb. As the idea becomes more widely accepted, some are beginning to label the attack a "game changer;" others are starting to sow panic that the Islamic State may try to attack another airliner bearing tourists.
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AssessmentsNov 2, 2015 | 19:14 GMT
What Downed Flight 9268?
Though many mysteries still surround the recent crash of a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula, some explanations of what happened are more likely to be true than others. The most probable explanation for the downed plane is either catastrophic mechanical failure or the existence of an explosive device onboard.
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