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Tectonic Shifts and Egypt's Tipping Point

- Whether you're talking about the continental plates or the political landscape, the ground is never as solid as it seems.

Underground Economies and Illegal Imports: Business and Legal Strategies to Address Illegitimate Commerce

- Underground Economies and Illegal Imports provides a window into the highly complex "gray" markets exploited by white-collar criminals.

The Importance of Culture During a Disaster

- A CNN reporter notes how Japanese societal norms have benefited disaster response efforts in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings

- Glenn P. Govern's Targeted Violence somehow breaks down 900 violent incidents into a readable and easy-to-understand analysis.

Open Minds and History Key to Understanding Terror, French Expert Says

- A collaborative approach to security risk analysis aided by historical knowledge can help predict where political violence will arise, a leading French terrorism scholar said Tuesday.

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.

Morning Security Brief: Updates on the Middle East

- CNN has a helpful country-by-country overview of the Middle East situation in both chart and text form. The New York Times examines how the conflicts change the power dynamics, perhaps to Iran's benefit. And more.

Social Media's Humanitarian Side

- Open-source social media, like Twitter, can provide an invaluable resource for maximizing real-time situational awareness for first responders.


- There has been an improvement in antibribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Find out more about the problem of international bribery in a new report  (.pdf) from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5

- Scholar Christopher Andrews writes an engaging, warts-and-all history of MI5, Britain's domestic intelligence service.

Can Prisoners Be Deradicalized?

- Successful rehabilitation programs for terrorists are tailored to the needs of individual prisoners and usually involve a religious component.

Justice is Hard to Come By for Victims of International Cybercrime

- Significant legal hurdles make international cybercrime investigations and prosecutions extremely difficult.

Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America’s Enemies

- The true story of how greed and weak export controls allowed Pakistani A.Q. Khan to steal and proliferate nuclear technology to rogue states.

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