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News Roundup and Notes: January 30, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Japan and Jordan are working together closely to establish the fate of the Japanese journalist and Jordanian pilot held hostage by the Islamic State.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 29, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

ISIS has set a deadline of sunset today for the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan, after Jordan agreed to exchange her in return for a Jordanian pilot held hostage by the militants.  continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 28, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Israel launched airstrikes targeting Syrian army posts in response to rockets fired yesterday from Syria into the Israeli-held Golan Heights, the military said today.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 27, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Kurdish forces took full control of Kobani yesterday. A coalition of Kurdish and Syrian opposition forces gained a significant symbolic victory over the Islamic State who besieged the border town in September.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 22, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SENATE TORTURE REPORT

The White House has been asked to return all copies of the Senate torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s new chair, Richard Burr.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 21, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

STATE of the UNION ADDRESS

President Obama used his State of the Union address last night (full text) to call on the country to “turn the page” on years of economic crisis, terrorism, and lengthy wars.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 20, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY, and TECHNOLOGY

GCHQ scooped up emails to and from journalists from leading media organizations—including the New York Times and Washington Post—which were saved and shared on the British spy agency’s network as part of a test exercise in November 2008.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: January 16, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

EUROPE’S TERROR THREAT

Belgium terror raid. Belgian counter-terrorist units foiled what was described as a “grand scale” terrorist plot during pre-emptive raids on suspected jihadists in the town of Verviers, close to the German border.…   continue »