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Global Ethics Corner: Is al-Qaeda Making a Comeback? | 02/19/13
President Obama called al-Qaeda a "shadow of its former self," but the organization is making inroads in Mali and Algeria and some say it is as dangerous as ever. How much of a threat is al-Qaeda? Has the terrorist group made a comeback? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

New Year . . . More Challenges | 02/06/13
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Col. Jeff McCausland gives us an expert rundown on U.S. and global security issues, including the nomination hearings of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense; the consequences of proposed U.S. defense budget cuts; Afghanistan; the Israeli elections; Syria; French military actions in Africa; and more.

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
Is oil a curse? According to Michael Ross, it's not a coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Suicide Terror and the Preoccupation with Occupation | 12/14/10
Erik Schechter
According to Robert Pape, suicide bombers the world over are not motivated by religion; they are all secular nationalists resisting foreign occupation. Is there really a single explanation? Erik Schechter disagrees and musters evidence to prove it. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed | 02/22/08
Martin Evans, Joanne J. Myers
After the bloody war of independence, Algerians hoped for a brighter future. Yet an estimated 200,000 people were killed in the 1990s, and today Islamic terrorism is on the rise. What went wrong? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed | 02/19/08
Martin Evans, Joanne J. Myers
Nearly 50 years after its bloody and protracted war of independence, why has Algeria become a breeding ground for instability, violence, and Islamic terrorism? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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