NEWS & ANALYSIS

Radical, Religious, and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism.

Author and Professor Eli Berman relies on economics rather than religious fanaticism to explain violent Islamist insurgencies and terrorist organizations.

Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula is Greatest Terror Threat to U.S., Experts Warn

The smart, resourceful, and ambitious al Qaeda franchise operating in the fragile state of Yemen is the greatest terrorist threat to the United States, a panel of experts warned lawmakers this morning.

Napolitano Announces New Terror Alert System, Acknowledges Public's Role in Preventing Attacks

Unlike the old system, the new terror advisory system acknowledges the role all Americans play in keeping the country safe.

Survey Finds Security Directors Fear Latin America Most

A joint survey conducted by Control Risks and International SOS finds that business leaders believe Latin America is the riskiest region in the world to send their business travelers while terrorism and civil unrest continue to be the greatest travel concern for businesses.

Suspected Suicide Bomber Murders Dozens at Moscow Airport

A suspected suicide bomber today strode into the public area outside the international arrivals portion of Moscow's busiest airport and detonated an explosive device, killing at least 35 people and wounding nearly 170 people.

DHS Data on Illegal Seafarers Unreliable, Says GAO Report

The Department of Homeland Security cannot say how many foreign seafarers have entered the country illegally at U.S. seaports because of data accuracy problems at two of its agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office.

After Hostage Standoff, Discovery to Boost Physical Security at HQ

The Maryland cable network company wants to install a high gated fence in its public garden and divide its lobby to create separate entrances for employees and visitors, according to a press report.

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Second Edition.

While a daunting read at first glance, Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism is worth the effort.

NCTC Releases Interactive Counterterrorism Calendar for 2011

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has released a solid interactive primer on international terrorism at its Web site.

Morning Security Brief: U.K. Terrorist Raid, Suspicious-Activity Database in U.S., and Cell Phone Data Ruling

U.K. arrests suspected terrorists in largest raid for months. The Washington Post continues its investigation into what it calls Top Secret America. And a court says cell-phone data retrieval requires a warrant.
 




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