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Refugee Crisis Engulfs Europe

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.

Terrorism: The Rise of Homegrown Jihadists in Europe

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.

US-German Intelligence Rift Hits New High

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.

Jihadi Attack on Paris Newspaper May be Part of Larger Operation against 'Blasphemers'

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