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The Man Who Fights Iran

WASHINGTON – While Iran takes pleasure in seeing the US and the world focusing on recent developments in the Arab world, one man ensures that the Iranian nuclear threat remain on the agenda. His name is Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies...

Inside Track: The Next Genocide?

With the machetes out in Africa, the world lends its focus to the continent—fearing that the genocide that was to never again occur after World War II could repeat itself one more time in Kenya. While some experts are holding out the probability that Kenya will not descend into...

Bill Roggio, Crunch Time in Pakistan

Oil Rich Arab States Purchases Chairs at American Universities

Iran Wants to Control Two Thirds of Iraq

An Israeli Fencing Lesson

Shia Hizballah’s and Sunni Salafists’ Deal or No Deal

Dr. Walid Phares is asked to comment on the memorandum of understanding between Hezbollah and Lebanese Sunni Salafists. 

The Lost Boys

“It’s a problem,” says Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a US-based expert on al-Shabaab, “that is being thought about in very advanced terms in American counter-terrorism circles. They are worried about it. What we don’t know is what Al Qaeda’s strategic goals are in Africa.”

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Tehran’s Hostages

Given the Iranian regime’s past success with hostage-taking—whether with U.S. diplomats in Tehran in 1979 or Westerners in Beirut in the 1980s—they may also figure that Prime Minister Tony Blair is willing to pay a steep price to secure release of the sailors before he leaves office...

Iraq Translators Face Closed Door U.S. Immigration Policy

A delayed refugee crisis in Iraq has left thousands of translators, aides to Americans in Iraq and others fleeing religious persecution and violent reprisal seeking escape to an unwelcoming United States.

Radical Islamic Groups Exploit Internet for Jihad

The global jihadist movement wants the world to adopt Islam’s 7th century values, and it’s using 21st century technology to do it. In fact, Radical Islamic Web sites are years ahead of any Western counter-efforts, say Web watchers and terror trackers.

The Wages of Dialogue

Political Diary

Next Stop Afrika

Afrika? Hvem tænker på Afrika på en dag som denne? Verden over erindres og debatteres terrorangrebet på USA for nøjagtigt fem år siden og dets betydning i dag, men i Virginia sidder en tålmodig forsker og indsamler data om al-Qaeda i Afrika.

New York Man Charged With Enabling Hezbollah Television Broadcasts

For several years, Javed Iqbal has operated a small company from a Brooklyn storefront and out of the garage at his Staten Island home that provides satellite programming for households, including sermons from Christian evangelists seeking worldwide exposure.

Existe un peligro real de que el Magreb se ‘talibanice’

City to Lose Man Who Led Terror Fight

Michael A. Sheehan, the Police Department’s senior counterterrorism official who for three years has been a principal force behind the city’s programs to prevent and respond to a possible attack, will leave his post later this month, police officials and Mr. Sheehan said yesterday.


Treasury Move Seen as Key Step in Struggle Against Hezbollah TV

Activists scrambling to keep Hezbollah’s TV station off the air liken it to a game of whack-a-mole: Get al-Manar off one satellite provider and it pops up on another.

Embassy Row:  Europe Fears Iran

“The Right Sort of Men”

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Bolger, U.S. Army officer and military-history professor at West Point wrote, “In the final reckoning, wars are won by men, not weapons. Fortunately, the United States has the...


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