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Admitted Qaeda Agent Receives Prison Sentence

David B. Rivkin Jr., a lawyer who served in the administrations of President Ronald Reagan and the first President Bush, questioned the Obama administration’s decision to try Mr. Marri in criminal court instead of the military commissions favored by the administration of President George...

Iran Building Terror Network in South America

“The stronger element that happens today is the complicity of the government,” said Nisman, pointing to the networks Iran develops through its embassies. “We know that Chavez allows Hizbullah to come in.”

Nisman, who spoke through a Spanish interpreter at a Foundation for Defense of...

An Olive Branch?

In the National Review, 2007, Claudia Rosett asked, “Did Jimmy Carter do it for the money? That’s the question making the rounds about Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, an anti Israel screed recently written by the ex-president whose Carter Center has accepted millions in Arab funding”....

Radical Islam, Homegrown Terrorists and Collective Reprisals

This persecution of Christians is not limited to Egypt massacre of Copts in Egypt, however. At National Review Clifford May asks us to connect these dots.

The Terror Threat From Somalia

Resentment of Siad Barre’s oppressive dictatorship led to the formation of a second Islamist group, al Itihaad al Islamiya, or the Islamic Union (IU), in the early 1980s. The group sought to depose Siad Barre and set up an Islamic state, which would ideally
encompass the entire Horn of...

Iran’s panic attack

All is not as it appears in Tehran. What was meant to be a celebration of 31 years of Islamic theocracy last month turned into another bloody confrontation, and the regime’s leaders are still recovering. Proclamations that all is well could not conceal the street-level revolution caught by...

What Happens after We Bomb Iran?

Bill Kristol didn’t like what he heard from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday when he said that military strikes and a nuclear-armed would be “equally destabilizing.” Writes Kristol:

But Mullen’s formulation of geostrategic equivalance ignores a massive difference between...

Experts Divided on Deradicalization Efforts

Determining whether deradicalization programs actually work depends on whether the person doing the evaluation believes combating terrorist ideology is a primary or a secondary concern, experts said Friday.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, director of the Center for Terrorism Research at the...

Terrorism’s New Rules

You can call Faisal Shahzad a lot of bad names.   The one causing the latest controversy is Amateur.  He is an Amateur with a capital A.  And that’s the problem.

Moments after his failed incendiary device was dismantled it was clear Shahzad had little idea how to construct a workable...

Human Rights in China: Trends and Policy Implications

Ethan Gutmann, “China’s Gruesome Organ Harvest,” The Weekly Standard, November 20, 2008. The PRC government denied that organs were taken without prisoners’ permission and rejected allegations that organs were removed from Falun Gong detainees while they were still alive.

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Al-Aqsa TV Ordered Off French Ariwaves

“Taking Al-Aqsa TV off the air demonstrates that incitement to violence and support of terrorism will not be tolerated in Europe,” said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in praising the move on behalf of the Coalition Against Terrorist Media....

Somali Islamists Claim Uganda Carnage

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, an analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said the decision to strike outside Somalia for the first time likely represents “a political calculation” by the group, that they could pressure African nations to pull out of the peacekeeping mission by...

Profile: Hassan Nasrallah

What is Nasrallah’s role in the Lebanese government?
Nasrallah does not hold official office in Lebanon. “He’s seen as a messianic figure, much higher than any official in Lebanon” says Walid Phares, a Lebanese-born terrorism expert. Nevertheless, Nasrallah presides over Hezbollah as it is...

Iran and Hamas Will Try Hard to Sabotage Peace Talks

Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies said that in addition to their attemps to derail the peace talks through violence, Hamas will also act as a political spoiler.

Schnazer said, “As the winner of the 2006 Palestinian legislative...

Know The Enemy

Sun Tzu, the Dave Petraeus of 500 B.C. China, coined the phrase. So just who is the enemy in Afghanistan? As we near President Obama’s promised December review – likely to lead to tweaking, rather than shifting, U.S. strategy there – it’s a vital question. Bill Roggio of Long War Journal...

Obama vs. Rove on Gitmo, KSM

Tom Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, reviewed 34 statements and interviews of top al-Qaeda leadership since January 2009. Writing for the Weekly Standard, he reported only seven references to Guantanamo in just three public pronouncements.

In the same...

On Egypt, Obama Offers ‘Too Little, Too Late’

But after talking about “reform” and working with the Egyptian government, Obama then played spokesman for Mubarak, offering to improve upon the Egyptian leader’s statement earlier in the day. (The Mubarak statement was widely panned by democracy activists and Middle East experts, such as...

Mubarak Out, Brotherhood Remains Primed

The Muslim Brotherhood has a long history of overplaying its political hand and leaving behind ill will, writes Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. In 1952, it supported the Free Officers Movement coup that brought down the Egyptian monarchy and gave rise to...

Obama’s Timid Words On Libya

Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies also points to Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s pooh-poohing the idea of a no-fly zone and tells me, “it appears this administration wishes to avoid military intervention.” At all costs, it seems.

The full article is available...

U.S., Allies Seek to Maintain Arab Support for Military Intervention in Libya

Yet, it remains politically difficult for many Arab states to use force against another Muslim country or to publicly side with Western powers in an attack on another Arab leader — even one as unpopular in the Arab world as Gaddafi, said Clifford May, president of the Foundation for...

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