Walter Laqueur in 1981. Photo Credit: Fred Sweets/The Washington Post, via Getty Images By: Benjamin Aziza, Columnist According to former SSP Director Bruce Hoffman, the late Georgetown Professor Walter Laqueur once observed that “only pessimists survived the Holocaust. Optimists believed that Hitler could either be controlled or that common sense and decency would somehow eventually prevail.”[i] Laqueur, … Continue reading Walter Laqueur, 1921-2018: A Remembrance and Appreciation
By: Benjamin Aziza, Columnist Photo Credit: Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press Earlier this month, Canada announced plans to drastically change their existing anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CFT) strategies. In their latest report, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international organization responsible for developing policies to combat terrorist financing as well as monitoring member states’ actions … Continue reading Canada’s New Strategy to Fight Terrorist Financing
The signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 1993. Photo credit: The White House Archives By: Benjamin Aziza, Columnist This September marks the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the agreement that is often referred to as the closest that Israelis and Palestinians ever came to long lasting peace. However, the … Continue reading 25th Anniversary of the Oslo Accords: Further Away from Peace than Ever?