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This weekend the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, Russia literally in a “warzone”. We have done numerous interviews on the security implications of the games and herein are a few points for consideration. Putting on a major global event is extremely complicated in the midst of a low-grade war and a struggle for independence being waged by Islamic fundamentalists against a world power like Russia. We first heard publicly about this southern republic “jihadist” struggle
It’s a constant drone of accusations and finger-pointing that the U.S. is responsible for the violence on the streets of Mexico edging the country close to a state of anarchy. Yes, we Americans who represent only about 6% of the worlds population, consume nearly 90% of the worlds drugs and thus, represent the key marketplace for South American cocaine and other drugs shipped via Mexico into the U.S. Clearly, serious steps in the realm of education, socialization and media ha
By Jeffrey F. Addicott, Director, Center for Terrorism Law There can be little doubt that the so-called “War on Terror” has caused great stress to “civil liberties” over the past nine years. Without question, certain basic privacy rights of the individual have given way to ever increasing security measures designed to protect the American people from the reality of global terrorism. Nowhere is this concern more loudly raised than in discussions of border security, particularl
By Jerry Brewer Those that are diligently following the massive violence and escalating carnage in Mexico may have difficulty explaining how something so horrific can occur within their homeland, but accurately defining it may hold promise and strategic relevance. We are inundated by the world media coverage ad nauseam with explanations of drug trafficking organizations versus rival organized elements and their turf wars for control of drug routes and the demand for drugs. Re