27 Aug 2012

The Empire State Building Shootout and Use of Force

On Friday morning, August 24, police shot a man who had murdered a former coworker and drew a gun on them outside of the Empire State Building. The two officers shot the man dead, hitting him 7 to 9 times from fewer than 10 feet, but they also injured 9

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21 Aug 2012

The Pussy Riot Case Was A Victory for Putin

On Friday, August 17, three members of a Russian feminist punk rock band were sentenced to two years in prison for singing an anti-Putin song at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. They were found guilty of hooliganism and religious hatred against the Russian Orthodox Church, though the verdict was transparently a message for other

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12 Jul 2012

Weaponizing Markets: India’s Naxalite Insurgency

“I have said in the past that left-wing extremism is the single biggest security challenge to the Indian state. It continues to be so.” – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh There is a threat to India’s existence. It has little to do with radical Islam or potential conflict with Pakistan.The once-suppressed Naxalite insurgency is

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29 Jun 2012

Cold War II? Russia and the US in Syria

The civil war in Syria is creating a Russia-US divide that could push the countries into a second Cold War. The US faces many threats abroad but none have yet surpassed the threat of her former nemesis, Russia, the core of the former-Soviet giant. Today’s Russia is in many ways

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01 Jun 2012

Private Sector Implications of Operation Olympic Games

The New York Times revealed today what many experts had already asserted regarding the United States role in the Stuxnet attack. While speculation of U.S. involvement complicated international relations on cyber conflict, an acknowledgement of U.S. involvement in a forum such as the New York Times heralds in a brave

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05 Apr 2012

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

“More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country’s largest business group, Coparmex. “Business leaders and entire families are leaving for other countries in search of security and wellbeing,” Alberto Espinosa said.” Source: Coparmex: 160,000 Businesses Left Mexico

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05 Apr 2012

Nigeria: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Market in Borno

“Seven people were reportedly killed yesterday when some gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect stormed the popular Monday Market in Maiduguri while an electrician was killed in his shop at Lagos Street, also in Maiduguri.” (Source: allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Seven Killed As Gunmen Attack Market in Borno.)

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03 Apr 2012

Thailand fears further attacks after bombs in south

“A Thai minister ruled out talks with suspected insurgents in the South and warned of further attacks after explosions at the weekend killed 13 people, while the army chief said martial law could be imposed in the region’s biggest city. “ Source: Thailand fears further attacks after bombs in south

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26 Jul 2011

Anders Behring Breivik: A Lethal Mind in an Unlikely Place

“I explained to God that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamist alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European Christendom within the next hundred years, he must ensure that the warriors fighting for the preservation of European Christendom prevail.” – Anders Behring Breivik Another mass murderer is

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13 Oct 2010

Intelligence-led Mitigation

This paper explores methods for capitalizing on existing law enforcement intelligence capabilities to provide intelligence support to decision makers for a full spectrum of public safety and emergency service operations. Intelligence-led mitigation is a management philosophy and business process to proactively guide strategic, operational, and tactical decisions for mitigating the

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