Tagged: Syria

House Committee on Homeland Security: Preliminary Findings on Counterterrorism Challenges of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Released yesterday, “Syrian Refugee Flows: Security Risks and Counterterrorism Challenges,” is a Majority Staff Report by the House Committee on Homeland Security. This report presents the preliminary findings of the committee’s year-long inquiry into the counterterrorism challenges associated with Syrian refugee flows. With just ten findings and seven recommendations, this...

Senate Releases Resolution Authorizing Military Force Against Syria

During the Congressional debates over whether or not the U.S. should use military force against Syria, the GPO (Government Printing Office) has released a digital version of Senate Joint Resolution (S. J. Res.) 21: To Authorize the Limited and Specified Use of the United States Armed Forces Against Syria. This...

Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress

  This past Tuesday the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its newest report, "Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress," in response to the deteriorating situation in Syria following the August 21 chemical weapons attack. Faced with an imminent decision regarding U.S. military intervention, Congress is considering the question...

New Report on the Jihadist Network in Syria

A new report on Syria has been released by Qulliam, a counter-extremism think tank that seeks to “address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalized world.” The report, titled “The Jihadist Network in the Syrian Revolution: A Strategic Briefing,” highlights Syrian rebel fighters and the jihadist...