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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Arab,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Describes the different types of jihadists who pose a threat to U.S. security and the methods available to U.S. law enforcement to counter the threats.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Middle East Conflict,Russia,Turkey

Reviews the background of the coalition formation and the current 66 participants who are united in trying to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State.  Also covers the legal basis and military aspects of the coalition.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Atrocities Prevention Report

Describes targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups, in the Middle East and Burma. Includes specific discussion of actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Burma, and U.S. government responses. From the State Department


#Terror Gone Viral: Overview of the 75 Isis-Linked Plots Against the West 2014-2016

Categories: Arab,Congress,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Examines 75 Isis-related plots against the West and shows that the U.S. is the group’s main target in a campaign of do-it-yourself jihad. From the House Homeland Security Committee


Record Number of Over 1.2 Million First Time Asylum Seekers Registered in 2015

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Provides statistics on the number and origin of refugees seeking asylum in European Union countries during 2015. From Eurostat


Egypt Under Sisi

Categories: Arab,Egypt,Great Britain

Examines the current situation in Egypt including the repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, the changing of the Constitution, and the level of popularity of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi among the Egyptian people. House of Commons Briefing Paper Number 7146.


Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Defense/Military,Terrorism

Part of an ongoing series of reports to Congress which describes efforts to enhance security and stability in the country during the last half of 2015. From the Defense Department


Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

Provides background on the Islamic State organization, discussing its goals, operations, and affiliates, as well as U.S. legislative and policy debates. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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