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    A Setback in the Fight Against Terror

    A European Union court yesterday annulled a new move by the E.U. to freeze the assets of an exiled Iranian opposition group in the latest in a string of legal setbacks to its blacklist of suspected terrorist groups. This is a setback for European efforts to fight terrorism. The group … More

    Morning Bell: Preventing the Possible

    Last Wednesday a small group of at least 10 gunmen fanned out across the Indian city of Mumbai. In coordinated assaults, they attacked areas frequented by foreigners, killing indiscriminately and taking hostages. The one gunmen captured so far has reportedly admitted to authorities that he received training from Lashkar-e-Taiba, a … More

    Straw Polls, Straw Men at Box Office

    Sarah Palin maybe forgot to mention this in the debate, but we’re sort of having a pop culture election a month before the presidential one. This weekend, movie lovers have one of those rare opportunities to tell Hollywood they want to see more films that honor America’s traditional values and … More

    Hostages Freed in Colombia

    Last week, the world witnessed a stunning example of the success of Plan Colombia when 15 men and women were rescued after years as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). The full details of the rescue as explained by The New York Times and other news sources … More

    UK Actions an Example to the EU

    News, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, that the UK intends to extend its proscription of Hezbollah as a terrorist group to include its entire military wing is a long overdue step in the right direction. The proscription means that it will soon be a crime to be a … More

    Gangs Bring Violence Throughout Western Hemisphere

    While the days of the organized crime of The Sopranos are over, the policies that were used to fight them have been revived in the struggle against domestic and international organized crime. These strategies in combination with a new interagency coalition are seeking to not only combat gang crime, but … More

    Pakistan Peace Deals Falling Apart

    An editorial from major Pakistani English daily The Dawn demonstrates that the era of “peace deals” in Pakistan’s tribal belt and other parts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) may be drawing to a close. Strong and decisive action is needed without delay for the situation is spiralling out … More

    Rice Says North Korea's Nuclear Declaration Is Coming Soon

    In a speech this afternoon at Heritage, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said North Korea “will soon give its declaration of nuclear programs to China,” a long-awaited report that would allow the Bush administration to recommend the nation’s removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list. In the … More

    The Terrorist Challenge in Pakistan

    Editor’s Note: Adapted from testimony delivered June 12 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Despite a successful election four months ago, Pakistan’s political and security situation remains highly unstable and demands close attention from U.S. policymakers. A power struggle at the center among the three … More

    Supreme Court Backs Rights for Guantanamo Detainees

    In a controversial 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the petitioners detained in Guantanamo Bay have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus. The court also determined that the Detainee Treatment Act’s procedures for reviewing the detainees’ status was not an adequate and … More