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DACA Dreamers – my family story

My dad, Jose Louis Perez, was the youngest of 10 children. He was born in Mexico. In the early 60’s, his parents decided that life in Mexico didn’t present the opportunities that America did. It was… Keep Reading

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Selling the Kurds, our new media darlings

The quickly dwindling threat from the Islamic State will soon result in Western news consumers and security investments turning elsewhere. With the interests and resources gone, all that will remain is an ongoing civil war… Keep Reading

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How to save the NBA from the NBA

We all knew in July of 2016 where this train was going. The signing of Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors, who just came off a record-breaking season, left a bad taste in the mouths… Keep Reading


The Dangers of Ignoring Strategic Intelligence

[This article was originally published on Eeben Barlow’s Military and Security Blog on September 20th, 2016.  It is reprinted here in its entirety with permission of the author. Images and video have been added by… Keep Reading

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Abu Bakr al Baghdadi: Wanted, dead or alive

Russia claims to have killed the Islamic State founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But what does that mean? Does it even matter? The Islamic State continues to lose terrain by the hour, finding itself besieged on… Keep Reading

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