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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

Since 9/11, extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and an

Plane takeovers a dangerous reality

Air Safety Week, an aviation industry magazine, ran a story in January 2001 observing that, "the number of cases where the sanctity of the c

Cyberwar hits Ukraine

Ukrainian security officials are complaining that unknown attackers are interfering with the mobile phone services of members of Ukraine's p

Will the U.S. negotiate with terrorists?

The U.S. government's long-stated position is that it won't negotiate with terrorists. But are there exceptions?

Sharia Strategy: Rule of Law Replacing the State

Young and entrepreneurial, the Nusra Front is distinguishing itself among jihadis in pushing both for a coalitionist approach to the Syrian

Rapping for al Qaeda in Syria

In August, al Qaeda's propaganda arm released a video starring the German rapper Deso Dogg.

Syrian war's brutality isn't going away

A gruesome snuff video that has garnered more than 180,000 views on YouTube underlines just how grim the Syrian conflict has become.

Syria’s Unspoken Crimes

Because reporting from the Damascus side is so difficult—journalists and human-rights workers are largely banned from government-controlled

Mountaintop Town Is a Diverse Haven From Syria’s Horrors

In a country clouded by conflict, where neighbors and families are now divided by sectarian hatred, this mountaintop town renowned for its s

Bleary-Eyed Troops Fight a Building at a Time in Syria

In many ways, Homs serves as a microcosm of Syria, a community of Sunnis, Shiites, Alawites and Christians who lived side by side, only to f

Denial Is Slipping Away as War Arrives in Damascus

War has come to Damascus. Not on the scale of Aleppo or Homs, at least not yet. But the difference from just a few months ago is unmistakabl

Life During Wartime

I know about the velocity of war. In all of the wars I have covered — including in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Kosovo