August 6, 2015: Mosque bombing in Saudi Arabia

On this day in 2015, ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing at a mosque in southwest…

Beirut explosion: When is a terrorist attack not a terrorist attack?

The explosion yesterday in Beirut sure looks like a terrorist attack. All indications point to this…

Article 370: The day Kashmir went dark

On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status granted under Article 370…

August 5, 1973: Athens Ellenikon Airport attacked by Palestinian Black September

After mistaking a New York for a Tel Aviv flight they planned to hijack, Palestinian Black…

Farhana Qazi: What to do about Kashmir when both sides are a problem?

In this episode, Phil Gurski talks to Farhana Qazi of GWU about why Kashmir seems to…

August 4, 1998: Attacks in Colombia

On this day in 1998, Colombia's FARC and ELN terrorist groups attacked military and police in…

August 3, 1990: Attack on a mosque in Sri Lanka

Terrorist groups often act indiscriminately in choosing their targets. KATTANKUDY, SRI LANKA – When it comes…

August 2, 1980: Bombing in central Bologna

At least 75 people were killed and 200 injured when a bomb ripped through Bologna's central…

The challenge of assessing threat

Contrary to public wisdom, pandemics such as the COVID-19 one that is wreaking havoc around the…

August 1, 1985: Kidnapping off the coast of Libya

On this day in 1085, three European hostages were seized in the Mediterranean by Abu NIdal…