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Fly Me to Cuba, Said the American Hijackers

The first diplomatic agreement between the US and Castro's Cuba was to stop Americans from committing "skyjackings."
A man watches the CNN broadcast of the Osama bin Laden tape December 13, 2001 in a New York City store after it was released by the Pentagon.

How the Media Can Define Terrorism

Two scholars argue that the language used to describe violent events influences whether people see it as terrorism—with real-world consequences.
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Was the Capitol Attack Part of a New Wave of Terrorism?

A political scientist suggests that the right-wing violence of recent years might be a new current in a longer history.

What Violent Acts Get Defined as Terrorism

Why was the Weather Underground group labelled as a terrorist organization, while the KKK was not? A brief look at the history of domestic terrorism.
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Do Terrorists Ever Win?

Surveying the purported objectives of 28 international terrorist groups and determining whether these groups achieved their aims.
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How Do You Define Terrorism?

The definition of terrorism, which has been with us for a long time, is being debated domestically and internationally.
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Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

The fight for nuclear non-proliferation by state and non-state actors alike.

Responding to Terror: The Art of Kerry James Marshall

Given the recent domestic terror, Kerry James Marshall and his art are more relevant and necessary than ever.

New Brown Godz Look Back: M.I.A.’s Arular at 10

A look at M.I.A's groundbreaking Arular at ten years old.

Talk About Terrorism: Metaphors We Live and Die By

The four main metaphors of counter terrorism and their implications.