Tag Archives: Security

The Middle East Proxy War You Didn’t Know About

In August, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt carried out a series of secret airstrikes within Libya with the purpose of slowing down the advance of Islamist militias in Tripoli, specifically seeking to prevent them from taking over the international airport. The attacks caught the rest of the world by surprise, particularly the United States, who claimed that the

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The Key to Eliminating ISIS

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is creating a new state in the Middle East, one that shatters internationally recognized borders and has no qualms about providing a haven for terrorist groups and sending radicalized westerners back to their home countries to wreak havoc. If given the time to establish themselves, ISIS (also know as the Islamic State

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Scott Lassan co-writes article “Children of Syria” in Huffington Post

Hi everyone, I recently had the huge honor of co-writing an article in the Huffington Post with the amazing Hind Kabawat, a Syrian-Canadian activist who conducts works with Syrian refugees all over the Middle East. The article “Children of Syria” looks at how Syrian youth are becoming targets for terrorist recruitment. “Teenagers joining extremist groups are a growing sign of the desperation

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Analysis Paper: Tools for Trouncing Terrorism

Several tools have been developed in the attempt to eliminate terrorism around the world. Such tools range from security, development, financial, and legal measures, each ranging in effectiveness. This analysis paper assesses the effects of each measure and its impact on countering terrorism. Several conclusions can be drawn through the study of tools to eliminate terrorism. While many countries have

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