Bruce Hoffman

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and Director of its Security Studies Program, he's been appointed by Congress to an independent commission to review the FBI's Post-9/11 Response to Terrorism and Radicalization; author of Anonymous Soldiers: The struggle for Israel 1917-1947The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death and Inside Terrorism; former senior fellow at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center; former terrorism expert with RAND Corporation and founding director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland

 

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The Synagogue shooting in San Diego County, the bombings of churches in Sri Lanka, and the mosque shootings in New Zealand all happened within the past six weeks.

What’s behind the spike of religious hate crimes?

The Synagogue shooting in San Diego County, the bombings of churches in Sri Lanka, and the mosque shootings in New Zealand all happened within the past six weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

In the wake of the Sri Lanka attacks, what’s the state of ISIS?

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Forty-nine people are dead, along with the shooter, and an additional five are in grave condition, as the White House, the FBI and all Americans try to understand Sunday's events in…

The Orlando Nightclub Massacre: America's Deadliest Mass Shooting

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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