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01 Mar 2006

Shining Path Guerrilla Commander Killed

Once considered the most lethal terrorist organization in the world, Sendero Luminoso , or Shining Path, has remained relatively obscure since the capture of Shining Path founder and political leader Abimael Guzman. Since Guzman’s 1992 arrest, the Shining Path has been struggling to find its way in a nation that

01 Mar 2006

Panel: Industry crucial to fighting cybercrime

It is certainly true that the private sector will be the ?tip of spear? in detecting and identify cyber threats. It is also true that many of these threats may originate from outside the United States . As a result of these dual realities, the federal government must assume a

01 Mar 2006

Serbs, Albanians ease into talks on Kosovo’s fate

At long last, serious status talks on the future of Kosovo have begun. Many Kosovars have grown impatient with the uncertain status of their homeland since the UN turned the province into a protectorate in 1999. The Albanian majority have felt that they have more than proven their ability to

01 Mar 2006

President of Philippines Declares Emergency, Citing Coup Attempt

Within days of the 20th anniversary of the overthrow of Philippine autocrat Ferdinand Marcos, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (see photo in previous column) declared a state of emergency in the wake of a threatened coup and anticipated mass public demonstrations. Her reluctance to institute martial law acknowledges the Marcos legacy

22 Feb 2006

Thai militants learn from Iraq insurgency

Based on the UPI article, it would be difficult not to conclude that Thailand is the next vanguard of global jihadist extremism following down the increasingly well-trodden path blazed by al-Qaeda globally, Jemaah Islamiya (JI) and Abu Sayyaf regionally, and Abu Musa?ab al-Zarqawi’s al-Qaeda in the Land of Two Rivers

22 Feb 2006

US pledges to strengthen military, anti-terror cooperation with Algeria

There are a number of pragmatic reasons to cooperate closely with Algeria on counterterrorism initiatives. First, a significant number of foreign fighters in Iraq are Algerians. Some of these fighters may be members of Algeria?s al-Qaeda-aligned terrorist group, the Salafist Group for Call and Combat . That organization is also

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