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The Federal Government wants to try to protect journalists in Germany better

by Thorsten Koch After violent attacks on journalists by demonstrators, including by those operating against the Corona measures, the Federal Government has announced to offer media representatives better protection. The…

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Globalization, mobility, and terrorism

In the globalized world, distance plays a much lesser role than it used to be. This also goes for the fight against extremism. Not only do extremists use international digital…

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For a more careful use of analogies in Islamic practice

Analogies are often used in Islam where and when prophetic examples do not fully fit situations. While a number of broad, classical Shari’a principles are established, in more specific cases,…

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Preemptive Deterrence Must Be Proportional

I recently re-read the website of a former German government official having joined the private sector, doing both national and international work. His company profile’s German version states that in…

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Pursuing Clear Goals in Behaviorist Treatment

In behavioral treatment, which is often applied to help resocialize offenders, including convicted terrorists, or dangerous militants, practitioners need to set goals and targets. Not only should these help prevent…

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May Counter-Terrorism Officials Fake Radicalism?

In certain covert ops, infiltrated informants can assume positions and perform actions, having entered an unconstitutional group (or in relation to persons in connection with such groups), which are liable…

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Preventive Detention under the German Law

Preventive detention, a form of securitization for the time after a legal jail sentence has been served, can only be pronounced, in Germany, by court order. It is subject to…

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A Note of Caution about the Use of Force

“A state is a human community that [successfully] claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”Max Weber The above quote is often used as…

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Restraint After the Recent Acts of Terrorism in France

Following the recent, despicable acts of terrorism in France, it is necessary to return to serenity and take reasonable, sustainable steps towards containing the terrorist threat. While there is no…

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Dispute over a Study on Racism Within the German Police | GermanPolicy.com

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