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Essay: Dying To Kill Categories: Terrorism     Author: Michael Horowitz

There are two important questions to consider in studying suicide terrorism. First, why has suicide terrorism emerged in the last few decades as such a potent weapon? Second, why is it that some terrorist groups use suicide terrorism, while others have not?

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Is It Over? Categories: Iraq, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Middle East, Terrorism     Author: Max Boot

The thinning of its ranks and the loss of central direction have had an obvious impact on al-Qaeda's operational effectiveness. A new study from Simon Fraser University ... finds that since 2001, there has been a net decline of 40% in casualties from terrorism around the world.

Al-Qaeda Today/ Syria's Nuclear Secrets Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Iraq, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Middle East, Multimedia, Syria, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features two new pieces detailing expert debates about the current status and capabilities of al-Qaeda. First up, Peter Bergen discusses the controversy between analysts who argue that the organisation has become largely localised and leaderless and those who argue that the central

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Terrorism in Jerusalem Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Israel, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update opens with a discussion of Wednesday's terrorist attack on one of Jerusalem’s busiest streets, when a Palestinian construction worker from eastern Jerusalem ploughed a bulldozer into cars and buses. Three people were killed and 66 wounded in the attack.

Future Tense in Beirut Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Terrorism     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

The Doha Agreement restored a tense quiet to Lebanon, pulling its rival ethnic communities back from the brink of an unwanted civil war. But, in the longer term, it represented a major step forward in Hezbollah's creeping efforts to assert hegemony over the country.

Counter-Terror Contretemps Categories: Australasia, Terrorism     Author: Allon Lee

The study has since been repeatedly cited in the Australian media as having "proved" that community policing is the key to counter-terrorism. However, the empirical portion of the study cannot support such sweeping claims, and its conclusions are rejected at least in part by many of the country's to

Essay: Radical Evolution Categories: Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Kyle Dabruzzi

Government officials, scholars, and analysts continue to debate the extent to which al-Qaeda's central leadership remains relevant to today's battle against terrorism. After US forces eliminated the group's safe haven in Afghanistan in late 2001, many argued that al-Qaeda had transformed into a dece

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Counterinsurgency 101 Categories: Iraq, Terrorism     Author: Frederick Kagan & Kimberley Kagan

Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno took command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) on December 14, 2006. Iraq was in flames. Insurgents and death squads were killing 3,000 civilians a month. Coalition forces were sustaining more than 1,200 attacks per week.

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