The New York Daily News
December 28, 2010
Does anyone in our government have a comprehensive long--term strategy to stop the trend of increasing numbers of domestic extremists?
December 23, 2010
Emergency sirens rang out in Rome this morning after two small package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies, according to police. A similar suspicious package was sent to the Ukrainian Embassy but proved to contain no explosive material.
December 21, 2010
Donald F. Borelli, who retired last week as head of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York, today joined a private security consulting company headed by Ali Soufan, another notable FBI agent who worked against al-Qaeda.
December 19, 2010
British Parliament Committee Invites Ali Soufan to Discuss "Roots of Radicalization"
December 19, 2011 - The transcript and video of Ali Soufan's October appearance before the House of Commons' Home Affairs Committee is now available on The Soufan Group's website. Mr. Soufan was invited to give evidence on the roots of radicalization, and also discussed with MPs the so-called Arab Spring and the current situation in the Middle East.
December 19, 2010
The Soufan Group is pleased to announce that Don Borelli is joining the strategic consultancy as a Senior Vice-President. Mr. Borelli is a 25-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held high profile leadership positions, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and was responsible for top investigations and counterterrorism missions that spanned the globe.
December 17, 2010
Federal law enforcement terror bulletins have become as much a part of the holiday season in the past decade as egg nog and department store Santas.
December 15, 2010
President Obama didn't stop by Detachment 88 Headquarters during his recent visit to Indonesia, but if he had he would have gained valuable insights into strategies to defeat terrorists before they reach the battlefield. Detachment 88 is Indonesian police's counter-terrorism unit, and they've had both notable successes and failures in their efforts against the al Qaeda affiliated Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group ? all of which provide important counter-terrorism lessons for everyone else. I spent time in the unit's offices during a trip to South-East Asia with a team from the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS) tasked with analyzing terrorism risk reduction strategies.
December 1, 2010
"Too early to tell," was the alleged famed response from Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-Lai in 1972 to U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's question on the effect of the 1789 French Revolution. It's possible that some 183 years from now statesmen will give a similar answer about the long term effect of the November 28, 2010, publication by Wikileaks of some 250,000 confidential U.S. diplomatic cables.
November 19, 2010
If you rely on headlines and partisan politicians for news, you'd be forgiven for believing that the just-concluded civilian trial of former Guantanamo detainee, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, was, as Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) described, "a total miscarriage of justice." It wasn't - certainly not in the way King and others may mean.
November 17, 2010
President Barack Obama may have upset many Brits when he entered the White House by unceremoniously kicking Winston Churchills bust out of the Oval Office, but a real test of how he views the "special relationship" may come in the near future. That test is whether hed support Britain in a war against Argentina over the Falkland Islands.