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  • Inside the Terrorist Factory by Brian Michael Jenkins, 30 Mar -- "As the civil wars in Syria and Iraq continue, they sharpen the sectarian divide between Sunnis and Shias, threatening the stability of the region and attracting a steady flow of foreign volunteers, effectively turning Syria and Iraq into a terrorist factory. The main recruiters can be found within the two galaxies of jihadist terrorists in the region, al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ..."
  • National Strategic Void by Ed Corcoran, 28 Jan -- "There is global malaise. The European Union is in turmoil. ..."
  • Seth Rogen's digital Pearl Harbor by George Smith, 18 Dec -- "What happens when hackers from North Korea, according to the US government, threaten the American arm of an entertainment giant, Sony, over a mediocre-to-crappy movie, Seth Rogen's The Interview, set to open Xmas Day? Americans fold. ..."
  • Why Afghanistan II ? by Ed Corcoran, 20 Oct -- "This commentary builds on an earlier one that also set Afghanistan in the context of promoting global stability, the need for a credible strategy, and a focus on development to counter radical Islam. Now there continues to be widespread skepticism among the American public on support operations in Afghanistan. ..."
  • Russia's INF Treaty Violation: More Questions than Answers by Elizabeth Zolotukhina, 6 Aug -- "In its recently released 2014 Compliance Report, the U.S. Department of State has formally accused Moscow of violating the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.1 Regrettably, the unclassified version of the report does not specify the exact nature of the treaty violation...."

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