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Fighting terror needs evidence-based thinking

Policy-makers and those fighting terrorism should resist taking their bearings only from recent crises and analogies.

An Iraqi Shiite fighter from a unit supporting the Iraqi government forces fires towards Islamic State group positions during clashes west of the capital of Baghdad.

New York

AS policymakers and analysts wrestle with how to respond to the advancing Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) extremists - also known as the Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State - there is a danger of falling victim to a pervasive disease in international...

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