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Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America’s Schools

- Author John Giduck presents an excellent review and analysis of the attack. He provides diagrams of the school building that are crucial for understanding the difficulties faced by Russian forces, and his photos graphically illustrate the brutality of the attack.

The Five Urban Legends of Terrorism

- Why counterterrorism officials should look north of our border and not south.

Russia's "Dad of All Bombs"

- Another example of Russia's push to rebuild its military might.

Now We’re Talking

- A university program bridges the communication divide.

Al Qaeda's Most Wanted Operatives

- Foreign Policy lists the organization's six top operatives still at large.

Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror

- Mia Bloom, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati, tries to explain what motivates suicide bombers.

Huge Earthquake off Sumatra Stokes Tsunami Fears

- Coastal inhabitants fear a tsunami similar to 2004.

U.S. Surveillance Uncovered German Jihadists' Plot

- U.S. head of intelligence confirms FISA helped U.S.uncover plot to attack American interests in Germany.

Turkey Says Significant Bombing Averted

- The BBC News reports that "Sniffer dogs detected a van stuffed with explosives in the centre of the city, preventing a 'possible catastrophe,' Governor Kemal Onal said."

Will Belgium Go the Way of Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia?

- Belgium's three-month crisis continues. Is disintegration round the corner?

Aptitude for Destruction: Case Studies of Organizational Learning in Five Terrorist Groups

- Jemaah Islamiyah, Aum Shinrikyo, Hizballah, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and the radical environmentalist movement are singled out for case studies in volume two of this RAND examination of how terrorists learn.

Latin America’s Bad, Good Times

- Sowing the seeds for Latin America's next crisis

Fritz, the German Jihadist

- Concentrating solely on race or ethnicity in counterterrorism efforts is a flawed approach that creates an opportunity for the terrorists.
 




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