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Syria, Hezbollah and Iran: An Alliance in Flux

The media hoopla surrounding the Iranian president's visit to Lebanon prompts us to examine a deeper issue: What are Syria's current intentions toward Hezbollah?

Terror Threats and Alerts in France

France has seen increased warnings of possible terrorist attack recently. Between France's burqa ban scheduled to begin next spring, its troops in Afghanistan and its ongoing conflict with al Qaeda's North African node, this elevated threat level is likely to continue in the near term.

The 9/11 Anniversary and What Didn't Happen

The most interesting thing about the 9/11 anniversary this year may have been that al Qaeda's core leadership did not issue a flurry of slick, media-savvy statements.

A Botched Hostage Rescue in the Philippines

For years to come, the police storming of a tourist bus in Manila will likely be used in hostage-rescue classrooms as a textbook example of what not to do.


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