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17th November 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

UAE’s Zealous New Terror List

David Andrew Weinberg

UAE’s Zealous New Terror List

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday its list of terrorist organizations under a new counterterrorism law issued in August. more...

30th October 2014 – Now Media

Selective Memory: Iran’s Role in the Marine Barracks Bombing

Tony Badran

Selective Memory: Iran’s Role in the Marine Barracks Bombing

As the US moves closer to Iran it has placed the onus of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing on Imad Mughniyeh, even though it was an Iranian operation from top to bottom. more...

28th October 2014 – The Canadian Jewish News

The Troubling Truth About Turkey

Sheryl Saperia

The Troubling Truth About Turkey

Those who downplay the danger posed by terrorism often fall back on the argument that the terrorist designation is nothing more than a political instrument to attack one’s opponents or dissenters, and is therefore entirely subjective. more...

27th October 2014 – War on the Rocks

What Does the Recent Spate of Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks Mean?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

What Does the Recent Spate of Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks Mean?

North American interest in lone-wolf terrorism is at an all-time high following several high-profile incidents. more...

24th October 2014 – Forbes

North Korea Takes a Tip from Iran’s “Charm Offensive”?

Claudia Rosett

North Korea Takes a Tip from Iran’s “Charm Offensive”?

North Korea is engaged in a blitz of diplomatic activity, summed up by the New York Times as Pyongyang’s “Diplomatic Charm Offensive.” more...

23rd October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Sinai’s Volatility Increasingly Unites Egypt and Israel

Oren Kessler

Sinai’s Volatility Increasingly Unites Egypt and Israel

Militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula carried out a cross-border shooting attack on Wednesday, leaving an Israeli female company commander moderately wounded and a male soldier in serious condition. more...

23rd October 2014 – The National Interest

The Long Shadow of the Iran-Iraq War

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The Long Shadow of the Iran-Iraq War

"No single event has defined Iran’s revolutionary ideology, politics, perspectives on society, and security more than the Iran-Iraq War." more...

21st October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

UK Blacklists Qatari for Terror Finance, Pledges Closer U.S. Coordination

David Andrew Weinberg

UK Blacklists Qatari for Terror Finance, Pledges Closer U.S. Coordination

Ten months after the U.S. Treasury sanctioned suspected terrorist financier Abdulrahman bin Omeir al-Nuaymi, the United Kingdom has followed suit, instructing British financial institutions to freeze any accounts in his name. more...

22nd October 2014 – FDD Press

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

As the United States draws down from Afghanistan, regional actors are recalibrating their policies to protect their interests in the country. more...

21st October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Help from Hamas

Grant Rumley

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Help from Hamas

Last week, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the Muslim Brotherhood’s wing in Jordan, wrote an open letter to Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, urging him to secure the release of the Jordanian members of his militant group incarcerated in Israeli prisons. more...