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By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

The mass migration of refugees streaming from the Middle East, Afghanistan and North Africa have put a wedge into the European Union as what to do with this mass influx of migrants seeking a better a life.

The vast majority of these asylum seekers are coming from Syria and Iraq, with around seven million coming from both countries, fleeing the ongoing civil war and attacks by ISIS.

By Dr. Melissa Schnyder
Associate Professor of International Relations at American Public University

A string of recent terror events including the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the attacks in Copenhagen at a free-speech event and synagogue, and the anti-terror raids in Belgium that brought down a potential plot to kill police officers illustrate the threat of homegrown jihadism in Europe.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Germany’s Parliament is getting ready to review the NSA with a Parliamentary inquiry. Both Britain and the U.S. are threatening to discontinue sharing intelligence with Germany as a result. This ‘threat’ has not been verified. However, with tensions as they are and a crisis meeting to discuss intelligence in Germany’s intelligence sharing, the threat may be genuine.

By Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief, and Kylie Bull, Managing Editor
Homeland Security Today
Special to In Homeland Security

Given the nature of the deadly attack on the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices last week, US counterterrorism intelligence sources told Homeland Security Today on condition of anonymity that there's been what they described as “pretty actionable" intelligence in various forms

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

It was reported that Swedish navy vessels located a Russian submarine in their national waters. Reports and official language has been corrected from emphasizing ‘Russian’ to stressing ‘foreign’ underwater vessel that is hiding or lurking in Swedish waters. Violating a state’s waters is considered a hostile act but there is more going on here that is silent, due to “operational secrecy.”

“We don’t know what it is.