Terrorism and Homeland Security


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  • The ISIS hashtag is seen typed into a Twitter smartphone app, February 6, 2016, photo by Dado Ruvic/Reuters


    Examining ISIS Support and Opposition on Twitter

    Aug 16, 2016

    ISIS uses Twitter to inspire followers, recruit fighters, and spread its message. Its opponents use Twitter to denounce the group. An analysis of the communities opposed to ISIS suggests inroads for influence that the U.S. government's social media strategy should explore.

  • The 'Tribute in Lights' shines on the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York City, September 11, 2006, photo by Gary Hershorn/Reuters


    Fifteen Years After 9/11, What Is the State of the 'War on Terror'?

    Sep 7, 2016

    Much has changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Counterterrorism efforts have made progress, and Americans are safer. But it's unclear how much further the fight against terrorism has to go.

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