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International News from Stanford University - 2016

News Item Brussels suicide attacks 'shocking but not surprising,' Stanford experts say

Inner-city neighborhood with links to suspects was known as a base for terrorists to launch attacks across Europe and beyond.

The coordinated suicide bombings that killed at least 30 people and wounded hundreds more at an international airport and downtown subway station in Brussels on Tuesday were “shocking but not surprising” and shared many of the hallmarks of previous European terror attacks, according to Stanford terrorism experts.

News Item Clinton at Stanford: Global alliances key to ending terrorism

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said this week's attacks in Belgium were a "brutal reminder" that the United States and its allies must work even more closely in their counterterrorism efforts: "We cannot contain ISIS. We must defeat ISIS."

News Item New device improves contraceptive options for women in the developing world

Many women in the developing world say they don’t want to get pregnant in the 18 months after childbirth, but they don’t have access to family planning services. Now a Stanford researcher has invented a new, low-cost option for these women that would enable them to obtain long-term contraception just after delivery.