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Thursday, March 24, 2016

In Brief: Validating a Previous Claim on Exporting ISIS' Terrorists to the West

In the post-Brussels Attacks, post-Paris Attacks environment, officials are now claiming that ISIS has trained hundreds of its terrorist fighters and sent them into Europe.

This, however, should not be a surprise:  it is something I forecasted -- here, at Sense and Security -- as not just possible, but likely, in February 2014, reiterated and clarified in July 2014, and touched upon, again, in January 2015.  Academically, this is also a subject I have addressed three times, to varying degrees:  in September 2015in November 2015, and, finally, in December 2015.

This is not a subject I take great pride in being correct on; however, it is important to note that academic assessments and expert analysis have great relevance to present day policies and procedures, even if these assessments and analyses begin their lives as backward-looking products.  Current events are merely the next set historical moments and academia should, in fact, be an integrated part of assessing this kind of timeline.  If the end goal is to better secure the world from the international spectre of terrorism, then it must be a wholly inclusive effort.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Recommended Reading: March 2016, Part II

Note: this is part of a regular series, "Recommended Reading," published biweekly as a collection of longform, academic, or journalistic works well worth the time to read them.  These are drawn through my own readings related to the fields of homeland security, national security, homeland defense, law enforcement, foreign policy/international relations, security studies, and intelligence.  I receive no benefit -- financial or otherwise -- through the recommendations and/or links provided.  The format used is simple title-link, due to the volume and effort required to properly format them in more scholarly forms.  Links are not endorsements; they also don't always open in new windows:  be sure to click carefully.  (Full disclaimer.)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Recommended Reading: March 2016, Part I

Note: this is part of a regular series, "Recommended Reading," published biweekly as a collection of longform, academic, or journalistic works well worth the time to read them.  These are drawn through my own readings related to the fields of homeland security, national security, homeland defense, law enforcement, foreign policy/international relations, security studies, and intelligence.  I receive no benefit -- financial or otherwise -- through the recommendations and/or links provided.  The format used is simple title-link, due to the volume and effort required to properly format them in more scholarly forms.  Links are not endorsements; they also don't always open in new windows:  be sure to click carefully.  (Full disclaimer.)

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