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November 25, 2015 Comment

After Paris Attacks, Protests At Upcoming Climate Talks Curtailed

The negotiations will go on as planned, but authorities have banned public demonstrations in hard-to-secure outdoor spaces.

November 20, 2015 Comment

DJ Session: Sounds Of Paris

Paris-based musician Clément Bindzi shares some music he’s been listening to since the terrorist attacks last week.

November 20, 2015 26 Comments

The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.

November 19, 2015 33 Comments

Will Bombing ISIS Only Make It Stronger?

Jessica Stern asks: Will destroying ISIS on its home turf feed into its strategy and foster more extremism abroad?

November 19, 2015 3 Comments

Paris Journalist: On The Walls It’s Written ‘We Are Not Afraid.’ But We Are.

Following the coordinated attacks on the city last week, attempts at resuming normal life have not been easy for Parisians.

November 19, 2015 4 Comments

Security Concerns About Refugees ‘Very Legitimate’, Says N.C. Gov. McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is among the 30 governors who have come out against resettling Syrians until concerns are addressed.

November 19, 2015 95 Comments

How Islamic Is ISIS, Really?

Historians say that these extreme behaviors and doctrines are not in alignment with any of Islam’s past or scripture.

November 19, 2015 Comment

Prosecutor Says Paris Attacks Mastermind Is Dead

Francois Molins confirmed that Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in the massive assault on a suburban apartment yesterday morning.

November 18, 2015 4 Comments

DC Homeland Security Chief: How We’re Keeping America’s Capital Safe

Christopher Geldert explains how his team deals with threats and the heightened state of security following the Paris attacks.

November 18, 2015 18 Comments

Humanitarian Aid Leader Responds To Refugee Backlash

David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee responds to concerns that resettling refugees could open the door to terrorism.

November 18, 2015 2 Comments

Two Die As Suspected Mastermind Of Paris Attacks Is Targeted

Gunfire and explosions rocked a Paris suburb today, as police raided an apartment where the suspect was believed to be holed up.

November 17, 2015 7 Comments

Could The Paris Attacks Happen In The U.S.?

The former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department writes that “the United States is a significantly safer place.”

November 17, 2015 7 Comments

After Paris, Debate Grows Over Security And Liberty

The French president has requested changes to the constitution and stronger powers for the government to conduct its investigation.

November 17, 2015 5 Comments

Sen. Tim Kaine: Congress ‘Afraid To Vote On A War’

The Virginia Democrat says Congress has been avoiding accountability for the airstrike campaign against ISIS militants.

November 17, 2015 Comment

Investigators Seek 2nd Suspect In Paris Attacks

French and Belgian authorities have issued a warrant for one person, Salah Abdeslam. The second suspect has not been identified.

November 17, 2015 7 Comments

Encrypted Messaging And The Line Between Security And Privacy

The attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead on Friday have reignited the debate over encrypted communication.

November 17, 2015 Comment

Cities Around The World Mark Paris Attacks With Lighting Displays

The owner of a lighting firm explains the set-up involved, as buildings around the world display patterns of blue, white and red.

November 17, 2015 15 Comments

Syrian American In Michigan: Calls To Block Migrants ‘Unfortunate’

Reem Akkad of the Syrian American Rescue Network responds to the wave opposition to resettling Syrian refugees.

November 17, 2015 6 Comments

Can Governors Block Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees?

That question is being asked in many states today, including in Texas where Governor Greg Abbott is trying to stop resettlement.

November 17, 2015 4 Comments

After Paris Attacks, Mounting U.S. Opposition To Resettling Syrian Migrants

More than half of U.S. governors, once open to resettling Syrian refugees, are now trying to shut their doors.

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