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Counter Terrorism and Defense

No Solution to Muslim HVE Without Muslim Communities

A recurring problem with attempts to address Muslim homegrown violent extremism is that tactics and programs too often occur without input or participation from Muslim communities.

DHS Budget – Public Rhetoric vs. Budget Reality

The rhetoric from DHS leadership about the overwhelming need for cybersecurity talent, as well as other stated priorities, does not match the reality of the DHS FY18 budget proposal.

Trump’s ‘Disruptive’ Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

The President’s claimed “businessman’s results-oriented approach” is not likely to count for much in working towards a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement.

A Question for UN Ambassador Haley on Israel-Palestine Negotiations

U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley recently told the Palestinian Authority UN Representative that previous UN conversations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel have caused defensiveness, but her comments are likely to cause more of the same.

London Terror Attack – Will Attacks Occur as ISIS Loses its Grip?

Security Debrief contributors Dr. Doron Pely and Dr. Erroll Southers discussed the recent terror attack in London. What can we learn about the motivation of the attacker, the method of attack and the evolving investigation?

Forget About Direct Negotiations Between Israelis and Palestinians

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are ignoring three realities of dispute resolution practices.

Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

The Administration’s proposed budget cuts to several agencies threaten progress and would make the country less safe.

Trump’s Travel Ban – How Not to Negotiate with Muslims

The Trump administration President Trump needs to consider and understand the essential elements of Muslim and Arab conflict management practices.

U.S. Border Security Must Guard Against Biologic Threats

By Tim Stephens
A missing element in existing border security measures is a means to ensure we don’t increase the threat from disease outbreaks.

Torture Renewed – A Scare from the Trump Administration

By Mike Martin
President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries is drawing widespread protest. But there is another yet-unsigned order that is potentially more troubling: a revival of CIA black sites and detainee torture.