No Sign of Calm in Mozambique’s Growing Conflict

March 28, 2016

As the conflict in Mozambique continues and possibly intensifies, there is a high risk of further violence, with the potential to affect civilians in the northern and central parts of the country. Political tensions have escalated in Mozambique since the beginning of 2016 due to growing clashes...

Beyond Islamism (Part 1/2)

September 15, 2013

Muslim-majority societies are crying out for an intellectual revolution. This is the first of a two part series. Islamism — or “political Islam” — is not dead. Those who have proclaimed its demise, or trumpeted the advent of a “post-Islamist” era, are...

US- Mexico Security Cooperation

August 02, 2012

Since security concerns are rising, the US and Mexico are continuously looking for a solution to protect their border without disrupting the prospering trade. Protecting Borders in the 21st Century: A look at Mexico – US Security Cooperation Background Covering 2,000 miles of terrain,...

Mexico is a Friend, Not an Enemy

August 02, 2012

James Clapper's testimony on  the assumed threat of Mexican drug wars to the US brings the discussion to a more rational level.  No Threat On Jan. 31, 2012, the nation’s chief of national intelligence, James R. Clapper, provided testimony before the Senate detailing the...

How Mexico’s Drug War is Boosting US Border Economies

August 02, 2012

Marc Frankel points out how Mexican drug war turned the US side of the border into a flourishing region. One could be forgiven for assuming that the violence on Mexico’s northern border has had a devastating effect on the US border towns and cities.  After all, many of those towns lie...