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The paper evaluates the magnitude of threat posed by Violent Non-State Actors as opposed to hostile states actors with a national intelligence apparatus.

Journal Article | August 2, 2017 07:48 PM | Comments(1)

With increasing scrutiny on Qatar to ease their foreign policy initiatives, more allegations are digging into Qatar’s already controversial track record.

Journal Article | July 25, 2017 06:58 AM | Comments(1)

The events surrounding the “siege of Sidney Street” raised a series of issues that echo many current concerns regarding terrorism and migrants.

Despite targeting AQ for the past sixteen years and killing bin Laden, the U.S. and its allies have been unable to destroy what was once considered the most dangerous terrorist group in the world.

Considered the “Islamic Fringe” by Muslim coreligionists, S.E. Asian Muslims embraced secular pursuits and have shunned the radical variants of Islam common in the Middle East.

"Al-Qaeda’s Revenge" is a thoroughly researched and well-presented case study on the evolution of the 3/11 network. 

The crisis, if addressed wisely, presents a unique opportunity to advance the fight against extremist terrorist groups backed not only by Qatar, but by other countries as well.

Journal Article | May 31, 2017 09:34 AM | Comments(13)

A continuation of SWJ article “Treating Islamic Violent Extremism as a Pandemic Super-infection”.

Journal Article | May 23, 2017 06:08 AM | Comments(2)

Combating Corruption: Improving Department of Defense Support in Attacking the Corruption, Transnational Organized Crime, and Transregional Terror Organization Nexus

Evidence from recent truck attacks suggests an objective that cuts deep into the fabric of society: an erosion of the trust-based system of social rules that allow a city to thrive.

The U.S. Southern Command has a tremendous bearing on the U.S. National and domestic security efforts based on proximity and the nature of threats to the U.S. borders.

Journal Article | April 13, 2017 03:03 PM | Comments(1)

These attacks can be executed with very little planning, no training, no funding, and no preparation, which makes them quick, easy, and deadly.

Journal Article | April 9, 2017 12:04 PM | Comments(22)

The fight against Islamic terror has two faces today, public relations and strategic hokum. The Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS meeting illustrates these phenomena.

Journal Article | March 15, 2017 12:45 AM | Comments(35)

If, as President Obama asserted, “ideologies are not defeated by guns,” but by “better ideas,” then how should the U.S. military be used to help achieve strategic success.

Journal Article | March 14, 2017 03:43 AM | Comments(1)

Islamic State emphasis for hijrah in the immediate future bring support to previous observations regarding the theme of Urgency.

Journal Article | March 10, 2017 03:49 PM | Comments(1)

Considering how resilient Boko Haram has been over the years and the recent spate of attacks, I believe the war is anything but won and has entered a new and much more perilous phase.

Federal countering violent extremism programming is more likely to harm than help build trust. Though well-intentioned, the Obama administration’s CVE strategy was flawed in its conception.

Islamic State recruiters and leaders residing in Syria and Iraq are now directing attacks in the West, India, and East Asia via “homegrown” extremists.

Journal Article | February 1, 2017 08:30 AM | Comments(18)

This essay examines the Executive Order on protection from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S. from a broader counterinsurgency perspective.

Journal Article | January 30, 2017 07:40 PM | Comments(10)

This essay is an attempt to assess threats to Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) and its nuclear security vulnerability.

Journal Article | January 11, 2017 12:51 PM | Comments(2)

Soft power is an expansive concept, and every one of Mr. Trump’s immature tweets stands to lessen U.S. credibility as the example of a moral force.

The potential threat posed by Special Interest Aliens is receiving renewed emphasis, particularly in view of the recent terrorist attacks across Europe and North Africa.

Journal Article | October 1, 2016 08:55 AM | Comments(4)

The five cases examined in this study show that a long-term solution must be aimed at preventing self-radicalization in the first place.

Journal Article | June 18, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments(4)

Beware the lure of "credibility."

Journal Article | June 7, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(1)

In civil wars like Syria’s, strength is not necessarily a product of popularity; often strength actually produces popularity because compliance is more important than winning hearts and minds.