Looking Beyond the Nation-State to Confront Global Environmental Problems

By Dr. Melissa Schnyder
Adjunct Professor, International Relations at American Public University

International relations scholars and policy analysts have become increasingly concerned with global environmental problems over the last few decades. A growing focus has emerged on the potential for intra-state conflict as a result of overuse of shared natural resources, as well as conflict due to growing resource scarcity.

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In Sinai, Egypt and Israel Have Common Enemy

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

While Israel and Egypt may have common Islamic militant enemies in the Sinai, they do not of course have common objectives. It was rumored that Israel recently took out suspects with a drone- a preventive strike on Islamic militants in the Sinai that killed four or five on Friday, before they could initiate a rocket attack.

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Meditation and the Military

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The art of peaceful mental cultivation is not something that is traditionally associated with the US military and where controlled aggression, survival and a long line of martial traditions prevail. Isn’t meditation something that hippies did in the ‘60s and ‘70s?

All that is about to change.

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A Surge in UAV Strikes in Yemen

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Three suspected U.S. UAV strikes have taken in place in Yemen today reportedly killing 12 militants. UAV strikes can be fluid events and the death toll may rise among those currently reported as injured. The U.S. has taken a more aggressive counterterrorism role in Yemen with UAV strike having tripled since 2011.

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Egypt’s Military Backed Government Primed to Move Forward without Foreign Restraint

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

“The state of Egypt appreciates the efforts of friendly nations and understands the reasons why they did not achieve their desired objectives, and holds the Muslim Brotherhood full responsibility for the failure of these efforts,” said Interim President Adly Manour.

Despite Europe and America’s best efforts to bring the Muslim Brotherhood and the Military into a reconciliation process, Egyptian authorities are finished.

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US Closing Consulates While Charging Consulate Attackers as Criminals

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The charging of Benghazi suspects on August 6, including Ahmed Khattalah in absentia, is a win for the US Department of Justice and the Obama Administration. Or is it?

It appears a brief reward for the Department’s probe whose mission has relied on the vast resources of America’s greater intelligence community.

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