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Homegrown Terrorism vs. International Terrorism

August 1, 2011

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In recent days the world has watched in horror as one of the most peaceful nations on earth has experienced one of the largest terrorist attacks since September 11. What makes the recent tragedy in Norway so appalling is the fact that it didn’t originate from without Norway’s borders. Unlike the Al-Qaeda attack of September […]

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Why Food is a National Security Threat

July 7, 2011

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When you drive through a McDonald’s or pick up a gallon of milk at the grocery store you probably aren’t thinking of national security. However, the food sector of the United States economy is one of the areas most susceptible to national security threats in a variety of forms. One need only look at the […]

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Cyber Security: The Next Great Threat (Pt 2)

June 1, 2011

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The United States has recently declared that a cyber attack will be considered an act of war and thus justifies U.S. military action. This is exactly the type of policy advocated for in my previous post on this issue, but which now comes with interesting ramifications. First and foremost, what determines a cyber attack will […]

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Cyber Security: The Next Great Threat (Pt 1)

May 10, 2011

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With the fall of Osama Bin Laden, the future of terrorism is somewhat uncertain. Conventional terrorist attacks had been trending away from the grandiose to the small-scale in recent years. Recruitment into terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda has been shifting from extremists in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other Arab nations to tech savvy youth in countries […]

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France’s Interest in Africa

April 25, 2011

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For those who haven’t been counting, France is heavily involved in three major interventions. One, Afghanistan, has been occurring for quite some time, but the other two are recent and reveal some interesting insights into France’s foreign policy outlook for the future. Nicolas Sarkozy has been President of France for nearly four years and has […]

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