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Iraq's Yazidis living in fear on Mount Sinjar - ‎vor 10 Stunden‎
American, British, Australian and Iraqi aircraft dropped aid, while US jets began bombing ISIL positions in an attempt to halt the onslaught and avert a humanitarian disaster.

Hard National Security Choices

Lawfare (blog) - ‎vor 1 Stunde‎
Federal investigators claimed to have warned the Committee about a potential attack months before the party actually took action to address security problems, raising questions whether the Committee could have limited the damage. CNN has more. Politico ...

Brazilian police arrest last jihadi of ISIS cell that threatened attacks at Rio Olympics

Daily Mail - ‎25.07.2016‎
Newton de Oliveira, a professor and security specialist at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Rio de Janeiro, applauded authorities for detecting the group, saying recent world events raised worries about terrorism during the sporting event. But he ...

Why a Minority Safe Haven in Iraq Won't Work

Lawfare (blog) - ‎25.07.2016‎
The Syrian and Iraqi civil wars have proven devastating to this diversity, raising the policy question of how to protect those religious minorities that have not fled.

Why Do People Hate Hillary Clinton So Much?

Slate Magazine - ‎24.07.2016‎
In trying to understand the seemingly eternal phenomenon of Hillary hatred, I've spoken to people all around America who revile her.

Democrats kick off their convention

Politico - ‎25.07.2016‎
Kaine was on Obama's VP shortlist in 2008, and we explain here how he used his Senate seat to turn national security experience from a 2008 weakness to a key reason that he was Clinton's pick this time around: “When he was ... He took trips to Iraq and ...

'I Am Your Voice'

The Atlantic - ‎21.07.2016‎
Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities,” Trump told attendees at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Murder and Militias – Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS - ‎22.07.2016‎
The conflict's progression nevertheless raises hard questions on the potential resurgence of Sunni insurgencies like ISIS as American and Iraqi governments have failed to rein in destabilizing groups operating in Western Iraq. So long as ... The PMF's ...

Brazil Olympic terror suspects were 'baptised' as ISIS sympathisers online

Daily Mail - ‎22.07.2016‎
Authorities said the investigation that began in April showed the suspects had all been 'baptised' as Islamic State sympathizers online but none had actually traveled to Syria or Iraq, the group's stronghold, or received any training. Several were ...

This Organization Is Rescuing Artists and Scholars from the Middle East

Artsy - ‎19.07.2016‎
The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) has been established to address the crisis in the region's education sector: Universities and institutions in Syria and Iraq have been either forced to shut down, or must operate ...

Now home free, is Ukraine's hero up for another fight?

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎20.07.2016‎
In 2004, Savchenko got her first taste of war, when she was one of 1,690 Ukrainian soldiers sent to join the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq. She saw her deployment as a necessary step toward becoming a jet pilot. "I believe you can only become an ...

'Worthless Christians' Treated 'Like Animals'

FrontPage Magazine - ‎20.07.2016‎
Iraq: The Islamic State blew up Mosul's iconic Clock Church, famed for its soaring clock tower, with explosives. According to the Assyrian International News Agency, "Militants cordoned off areas surrounding the church and looted the building for ...

Captive British Journalist Looks Frail in New ISIS Propaganda Video

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎12.07.2016‎
The captive British photojournalist John Cantlie has appeared in a new Islamic State propaganda video purportedly filmed inside the extremist group's stronghold in Mosul, and his thin, somewhat frail, appearance is already raising fears about his ...

Turkish authorities expand massive purge of opponents following coup attempt

Chicago Tribune - ‎18.07.2016‎
A mutinous faction of Turkey's military staged the attempted coup on Friday night, hijacking fighter jets and helicopters to strike key installations and security forces. Raids were also launched to capture or kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as ...

Independent Fact Checkers Review Trump's Convention

eNews Park Forest - ‎22.07.2016‎
[A] reasonable listener could take away from Trump's remark that he meant taxes overall, particularly given that he set up the line with a joint reference to middle-income Americans and businesses. We rate the claim Mostly False.” PolitiFact: “Trump ...

The Daily 202: Seven things to watch at the Republican convention in Cleveland

Washington Post - ‎18.07.2016‎
The city is jittery, and security is tight. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ... While many fear Cleveland in 2016 could become like Chicago in 1968, there's also a very good chance that the planned protests are being over-hyped and will stay relatively ...

Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS

International Policy Digest (press release) (blog) - ‎14.07.2016‎
The conflict's progression nevertheless raises hard questions about the potential resurgence of Sunni insurgencies like ISIS as American and Iraqi governments have failed to rein in destabilizing groups operating in Western Iraq. So long as ... The PMF ...

THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS: WHO'S WHO PART I – Profile Of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

Global News Network - ‎22.07.2016‎
As Secretary of State in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013, Clinton responded to the Arab Spring, during which she advocated the U.S.

Policing Isn't Working for Cops Either - ‎14.07.2016‎
Those words are now scarred into the psyche of America, much like words that came before it: “Hands up, don't shoot.” “I can't ... I've worked with enough people in prison, as well as veterans who have taken the lives of others, to know that no human ...