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Russia's Own War On Terror

HE SUICIDE BOMBING which killed thirty-five travelers and injured over a hundred more at Moscow's bustling Domodedovo Airport in late January did more than temporarily bring air traffic in Russia to a standstill. The attack, the second major terror incident to hit the Russian capital in less than a year, laid bare the dirty little secret the Kremlin has worked diligently to hide from the world. Nearly two decades into Russia's own version of the "war on terror," it is no longer possible to ignore the fact that the country is in the throes of a rising Islamist insurgency—or that...

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Psychology Behind Suicide Bombers

SNBC's "Connected" program discussed the July 7 London attacks. One of the guests is Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker who has filmed six documentaries on the intifada by going undercover in the Palestinian areas. Pierre's upcoming documentary film, "Suicide Killers," is based on interviews that he conducted with the families of suicide bombers and would-be bombers in an attempt to find out why they do commit themselves to such a grisly deed, knowing that others among them make jihad as a more traditional warrior. Pierre agreed to a request for a Q&A interview here about his work on the new...


One Trillion Dollars Could Buy A Lot Of Bling

NE TRILLION DOLLARS sings the band Anti-Flag. One trillion dollars could buy a lot of bling. One trillion dollars could buy most anything. One trillion dollars, buying bullets, buying guns. One trillion dollars, in the hands of killer thugs. The day that Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo announces that he has launched an exploratory committee to probe his potential as a viable 2008 presidential candidate, I discover a very serious article online at The Middle East Forum, written by Ali Alfoneh, a Ph.D. fellow in the department of political science, University of Copenhagen, and a research fellow at the Royal Danish...