Arab Spring presents new terror challenges

Arab Spring presents new terror challenges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Washington sees a resurgence of state support for terrorist groups amid the changing political landscape of the Middle East, an official said.

U.S. State Department must show some spine on Iranian dissidents

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- The fate of 3,400 Iranian dissidents in Iraq must not be a bargaining chip to appease the Iranian regime and their Iraqi agents.
MURIEL TURNER, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Al-Qaida insults Obama

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- In al-Qaida's first formal response to the election of Barack Obama, the group's second-in-command said the poll result was "the American people's admission of defeat in Iraq" and personally attacked the president-elect, calling him, in the words of 1960s black militant Malcolm X, a "house negro."
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Red Sox fan sues Yankees for assault

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Boston Red Sox fan who was beaten at Yankee Stadium has filed a federal lawsuit naming the New York team, its security firm and his two assailants.

Bin Laden still believed in Pakistan

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence agents believe Osama bin Laden remains in hiding in the remote Chitral district of northern Pakistan, it was reported Saturday.

Expert: Poor intelligence hurts terror war

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The White House's failure to kill Osama bin Laden stems from second-rate intelligence going back to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, a security specialist says.

Book on radical Islam awarded

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A book on radical Islam -- The Age of Sacred Terror -- has won the largest U.S. award for a book on international affairs.

Think tanks wrap-up VII

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By United Press International

Ambassador-at-large Daniel Benjamin is the coordinator for counterterrorism at the United States Department of State appointed by Secretary Clinton.

He was a 1983 Marshall Scholar at New College, Oxford where he studied for BA in PPE. He worked as a journalist for Time and the Wall Street Journal. He was a scholar on international security. From 1994 to 1999, he served on the National Security Council. He was a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He wrote a column for Slate Magazine. He was a 2004 Berlin prize fellow by the American Academy in Berlin. From December 2006 to May 2009, he served as the Director for the Center on the United States and Europe, and Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution.

He is currently the US State Department's Coordinator for counter-terrorism, with the rank of Ambassador-at-Large.

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