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The Indian Jihadist Movement: Evolution and Dynamics

22 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Do Indian mujahideen represent a destabilizing threat to US and Western interests in India and to an already wobbly security situation in South Asia? Maybe, says Stephen Tankel, but let’s not downplay New Delhi’s ability to keep the dangers posed by indigenous jihadists in check. More on «The Indian Jihadist Movement: Evolution and Dynamics»


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Rethinking Global Drug Policy

22 Sep 2014 Security Watch

What would happen if governments decided to muscle criminal syndicates aside and took over what are now illicit drug markets? According to a recent Global Commission on Drug Policy report, production would become heavily regulated and drug use would be viewed as a public health problem rather than as a crime. More on «Rethinking Global Drug Policy»


Soldiers from the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit conduct a computer network defense exercise Sept. 15 in Fairfax.
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Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward

19 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Is it time for the US to think harder about the practical implications of using its cyber capabilities at the tactical level of war? Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber think so. If it doesn’t, it will be at a disadvantage in conflicts where cyber assets are used at all levels. More on «Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward»