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terrorism



  • Terror and Technology, From Dynamite to Drones (Review)

    Audrey Cronin's new book warns that terrorist networks are less likely to employ cutting-edge technology than to adapt widely-available tools to new destructive ends; security experts are still surprised by this repeating pattern. 



  • Policing the World (Review)

    by Andrew Lanham

    Since World War II, the United States has spread its style of policing—and police technology—around the world as a way to exert control. This link between modern policing and the national security state means they will have to be democratized together.



  • The Ongoing Crashes of the 21st Century

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Depending on what tipping points are reached and what happens after that on our rapidly warming planet, so much could come down around humanity’s ears.



  • On or off, peace talks with the Taliban spell disaster for Afghanistan

    by Ali A. Olomi

    With tweets on Saturday, President Trump killed secretly planned peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David. If history is any indication, the consequences of the Trump administration’s reckless attempt at an agreement and even hastier reversal will be borne out by Afghans themselves — a reality that Afghans know all too well.



  • We May Have to Shoot Down This Aircraft

    What the chaos aboard Flight 93 on 9/11 looked like to the White House, to the fighter pilots prepared to ram the cockpit and to the passengers.



  • The warped history that fuels right-wing terrorism

    Brenton Tarrant, the white supremacist suspected of killing at least 50 people last week in two New Zealand mosques, saw his murderous rampage as part of a morbid historical fantasy.