Author: Stephanie Halasz

Women & Extremism: The Mystery Behind the Desire

The first image one thinks of when picturing a terrorist is typically not one featuring a female.  For many reasons women have not been closely associated with terrorist plots en masse the way men have.  This is largely attributed to the status of women in societies where terrorism remains a ...

Post 9/11 Terrorism Assessment

  Understanding the evolution of terrorism and counter terrorism policy has never been more crucial.  With competing information funneled into broadcast media left and right, it can be difficult to fully comprehend and understand what the threat level is and what response should be taken.  Because of this, New America...

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You Have Questions, the White House Has Answers: National Security and the Constitution

Recently, the White House released a policy report detailing the constitutional backdrop by which the United States conducts military force overseas.  This document, “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations“, provides insight into several aspects surrounding U.S....