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Negotiating with Terrorists

March 3, 2015

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Should the U.S. Negotiate with Terrorists for the Release of Hostages? In January of 2013, the “Masked Brigade” took more than 30 hostages, many of whom were Americans, in an Algerian gas field named Ain Amenas. They demanded the release of Sheikh Omar Abel-Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheik” (Burke 2013). This incident underlined […]

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Reacting to Egypt’s Crisis

July 12, 2013

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Recent events in Egypt highlight the need for increased attention on the flourishing (floundering?) Arab Spring. For where viable opportunities for democratic governance once flourished, an age old balance between religion and secularism is threatening the fragile democratic processes and institutions of these newly democratic nations. The U.S. can work with the current situation in order to help both our international image, as well as the struggling Arab states.

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Annual Threat Report 2013

April 12, 2013

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Praemon is proud to release this, the first Annual Threat Report. In addition to each student contributor’s regular pieces on varying national security issues, the Annual Threat Report (ATR) is a large-scale, collaborative analysis project. The purpose of the ATR is to identify the handful of threats that we, the members of Praemon, consider to […]

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Keep Egypt in Our Corner

February 18, 2013

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Recent events in Egypt have undermined the legitimacy and credibility of President Morsi as well as the power of the Muslim Brotherhood to stabilize Egypt. This destabilization began with the passing of the death sentence on 21 individuals involved in the soccer game riot a year ago that left 74 people dead. The ruling has […]

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Water Scarcity and Political Instability

March 28, 2012

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An intelligence report released last week discussed a security threat that presents a frightening picture of the world, one in which clean, usable water is increasingly scarce.  Water scarcity is in large part a result of increasing demand due to world population growth.  U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said in a speech given at […]

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