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People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival  on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. (David Becker/Getty Images)

FBI and DHS Assessment Outlined Threat of Lone Offenders Targeting Las Vegas

The U.S. government warned of possible attacks on entertainment venues and mass gatherings.

A general view taken on the Rambla boulevard in Barcelona on August 26, 2017 shows people gathering around a flower tibute for the victims of last week's deadly attacks during a march against terrorism which slogan is #NoTincPor (I'm Not Afraid).
Tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners stagged a defiant march against terror through Barcelona following last week's deadly vehicle rampages. The Mediterranean city is in mourning after a van ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas boulevard on August 17, followed hours later by a car attack in the seaside town of Cambrils.
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Is There Any Defense Against Low-Tech Terror?

The Catalonia attacks are a case study in the future of violent extremism. Governments need to figure out how to respond.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 16:  A woman leaves a message in chalk on the street where Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others injured when a car slammed into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally, August 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville will held a memorial service for Heyer Wednesday, four days after she was killed when a participant in a white nationalist, neo-Nazi rally allegedly drove his car into the crowd of people demonstrating against the 'alt-right' gathering.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Law Should Treat Domestic Terror as the Equivalent of International Terror

There is no federal crime of domestic terrorism with which James Fields can be charged.

Armed police officers walk past newly installed barriers on London Bridge in London on June 8, 2017 following the June 3 terror attack that targeted members of the public on London Bridge and Borough Market. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Britain Still Keep Calm and Carry On?

With a government in crisis facing an increasingly dangerous terrorist threat, new options are on the table that could erode society’s resistance to further attacks.

An Iranian man holds a local newspaper displaying a portrait of Donald Trump a day after his election as the new US president, in the capital Tehran, on November 10, 2016.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on November 9 there was "no possibility" of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US president-elect Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up.

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By Rubbing Salt in Iran’s Wounds, Trump Accomplished Nothing

Nuance and dignity aren't in the president's diplomatic playbook.

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Plan to Defeat Terrorism Is Self Defeating

The president's counterterrorism strategy appears to be a dysfunctional combination of repurposed elements of the Bush and Obama approaches infused with some of Trump’s worst impulses

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Dozens of Coptic Christians Gunned Down in Egypt Attack

The latest in a spate of attacks in Egypt against Christians.

Posters, a flag and a bunch of flowers in solidarity with the dead and injured from the terror attack in Manchester are arranged on the pavement in Trafalgar Square in central London on May 23, 2017. 
Twenty two people have been killed and dozens injured in Britain's deadliest terror attack in over a decade after a suspected suicide bomber targeted fans leaving a concert of US singer Ariana Grande in Manchester. British police on Tuesday named the suspected attacker behind the Manchester concert bombing as Salman Abedi, but declined to give any further details. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS        (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

I Love Manchester, But Please Stop Celebrating My Hometown

Giving ordinary places symbolic value is what terrorists want.

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Trump Weighs in on French Election After Paris Terror Attack

U.S. president appears to favor the far-right Le Pen in the race.


Truck Rams Crowd in Stockholm In Likely Terrorist Attack

The attack occurred on one of Stockholm's busiest pedestrian streets.

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ISIS Fighters Disguised As Doctors Attack Kabul Hospital, Kill Dozens

A top U.S. military commander called the attack 'an unspeakable crime.'

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Protestors rally  during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Trump’s Travel Ban Misses the True Threat: Homegrown Terrorism

Muslim-majority countries aren't the problem. It's the American face of ISIS we need to worry about.


Berlin Attacker’s Past Spurs New Questions on Old Controversies in Europe

Meanwhile, the death toll for refugees trying to make it to Europe has hit 5,000.


ISIS Claims Berlin Attack While Right-Wing Politicians Blast Merkel

Europe’s refugee crisis tinges political reaction to the Christmas market assault.

ELIZABETH, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement officials investigate a residence in connection to Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan, September 19, 2016 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On Monday morning, law enforcement released a photograph of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who they are seeking in connection to the attack. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Bombing Suspect Arrested After Gunbattle, While Clinton and Trump Trade Barbs Over Security

The GOP nominee spars with his Democratic rival and the White House over how to prevent the kind of attacks seen in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey after arrest of U.S. citizen of Afghan descent.


House Passes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Officials

The White House has pledged to veto the bill if it passes in the House.

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends debates after she addressed the Bundestag in a government statement ahead of tomorrow's European Union summit in Brussels on February 17, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The two biggest issues at the summit will be the EU's refugee policy and the future of Great Britain's EU membership. Merkel has pursued a very liberal policy towards admitting refugees and migrants into Germany that has also sparked divisions between EU member states, especially those in Eastern Europe, whose leaders have vehemently refused to admit refugees. Merkel has also taken a firm stance in trying to pursuade Britain to remain in the EU.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The End of German Exceptionalism

Amid Europe’s cascading crises, the continent’s only stable country was its most powerful. It was too good to last.

TOPSHOT - Policemen walk on the site where a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016.
An attack in Nice where a man rammed a truck into a crowd of people left 84 dead and another 18 in a "critical condition", interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said Friday. An unidentified gunman barrelled the truck two kilometres (1.3 miles) through a crowd that had been enjoying a fireworks display for France's national day before being shot dead by police.
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French Officials Want to Destroy Footage of the Nice Attack. They’re a Little Too Late.

French officials want to destroy footage of the Nice attacks, but experts say they're too late.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 15:  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls makes a statement to the press after a Security and Defense Council, chaired by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace on July 15, 2016 in Paris, France. The Security Council was held after yesterday's attack by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian-born Frenchman, after he drove a lorry through crowds gathered to watch a firework display during Bastille Day celebrations on the Promenade des Anglais in leaving 84 dead and many more injured in Nice.  (Photo by Nicolas Kovarik/IP3/Getty Images)

The French Prime Minister Was Booed at a Memorial Service in Nice

The French prime minister went to Nice to offer his condolences. He was greeted by a crowd that didn't want him there.

NICE, FRANCE - JULY 15:  People lay flowers on La Promenade des Anglais' seafront in tribute to victims of yesterday's attack on July 15, 2016, in Nice France. A French-Tunisian attacker killed 84 people as he drove a lorry through crowds, gathered to watch a firework display during Bastille Day celebrations yesterday. The attacker then opened fire on people in the crowd before being shot dead by police. (Photo by Clément Mahoudeau/IP3/Getty Images)

Before Nice Attack, Intelligence Agencies Had No Information on Perpetrator

Before he launched an attack in Nice, French intelligence agencies had no idea who Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel even was.

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