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If Biden Wins, Is the United States Heading for a Rural Insurgency?

If Biden Wins, Is the United States Heading for a Rural Insurgency?

In a smart piece for Just Security, Vasabjit Banerjee looks at how rural insurgencies have emerged in countries around the world. The United States could be next, he says, especially if Donald Trump is turned out of office. The militias are dispersed, and  lack regional organizations but they have a strong socio-cultural base in rural...

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DHS Analysts: Trump Defeat May Trigger Right-Wing Terror 

DHS Analysts: Trump Defeat May Trigger Right-Wing Terror 

An Aug. 17 Department of Homeland Security analysis also warns of possible election-related attacks. “We assess ideologically-motivated violent extremists and other violent actors could quickly mobilize to threaten or engage in violence against election or campaign-related targets in response to perceived partisan and policy-based grievances,” says the document, which was obtained by Yahoo News. While...

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Counterterrorism: A Woman’s Game

Counterterrorism: A Woman’s Game

From The Interpreter, an Australian blog about international politics. two recently published books on counterterrorism, intelligence, and national security fly in the face of the notion that counterterrorism and national security is a man’s game and show that when it comes to gender and counterterrorism, there is much more than meets the eye. The first...

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ISIS’s Two Biggest Enemies Are Now Fighting Each Other

ISIS’s Two Biggest Enemies Are Now Fighting Each Other

In Just Security, Luke Hartiwig explains four reasons why killing Soleimani will help ISIS First, the Iraqi government reacted in outrage, both over the killing and what appears to be a failure to seek its consent prior to the operation. This alone may well lead to future restrictions on armed drone operations or U.S. strikes...

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The Trumped-Up Case Against Iran’s ‘Terrorist’ IRGC

The Trumped-Up Case Against Iran’s ‘Terrorist’ IRGC

The initial coverage of President Trump’s designation of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist organization” has oddly avoided a central question. CIA and Pentagon officials tell the New York Times the decision would threaten U.S. military personnel in the region. Iraqi observers tell Al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen the designation might alienate Iraq...

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