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Should Christians Think Less About Safety?

John Backman | Posted 04.08.2017 | Religion
John Backman

Does God want you to keep yourself safe? The answer, from a Christian viewpoint, may be less obvious -- and much less reassuring -- than you might think.

North Korea Just Got a Little Scarier

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.07.2017 | World
Joe Cirincione

South Korea claims that North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on the tip of a missile. They are probably right.

Making Europe Safer

Jamil Jivani | Posted 04.06.2017 | World
Jamil Jivani

"I can bring my kids here" is a profound statement about the progress seen in the district of Borgerhout, located in Belgium's second-largest city, An...

Taking a Political Stance for Europe: Challenges and Perspectives Ahead

European Horizons | Posted 04.02.2017 | Politics
European Horizons

By Olivier and Gael Sirello, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris A European dream fading away: the EU attacked on its core values Over the past fe...

Reddit Might Have To Give Your Data To FBI

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some social media users raised concerns on Friday over networking forum Reddit's removal from its site of a section that told u...

Obama Still Has Time for an Anti-Nuke Swan Song

Derek Johnson | Posted 04.01.2017 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Seven years ago in Prague, the President boldly put the pursuit of global zero at the top of his foreign policy agenda. It brought new energy to the decades-long struggle to end the nuclear threat, and held all the promise of being a defining moment for a historic presidency. Today, it is a promise unfulfilled.

Apple vs. FBI: Much Ado About Nothing or a Temporary Truce?

Dante Disparte | Posted 03.31.2017 | Business
Dante Disparte

Now that the FBI has magically cracked an iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook, the vitriol has calmed down in Apple's very public battle ...

President Obama's Sobering View on Climate Change and National Security

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.01.2017 | Green
Keith Gaby

A leading presidential candidate recently dismissed the threat of climate change by saying, "I think our biggest form of climate change we should worry about is nuclear weapons." It's a silly statement, but it represents a school of thought that climate change isn't a serious issue.

The FBI Answers Its Apple Dichotomy

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.29.2017 | Technology
Art Brodsky

There was no reason to start yet another round of the holy war, ramping up the propaganda, getting Congress all excited, foisting false choices on people while casting aspersions on the tech industry in general and Apple in particular. But as we've seen over the years, this is the FBI's MO.

Kasich: Profiling Muslims Is A 'Knee-Jerk' Response To Terror

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) politely dismissed his rivals’ calls for targeting Muslim Americans as a way to prevent ter...

Civility Is a National Security Issue

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.26.2017 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

How can democracy best endure through rough times? Whether online or off, civil communication is vital for democratic resilience.

A Nuclear Wake-Up Call in Belgium

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.26.2017 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Even before the March 22 Brussels attack pointed to the rising ISIS threat in Europe, the Belgian Council of Ministers took seriously a threat that many other governments around the world do not.

Is Trump Out of Order on NATO Scale Back?

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

Is Donald Trump really naive, as Ted Cruz called him, in suggesting that the U.S. examine its relationships with NATO and other treaty allies?

Countering Violent Extremism Coming to a Church Near You

Sahar Aziz | Posted 03.23.2017 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

On March 22, 2016, I was invited to participate on a House Congressional briefing on countering violent extremism - a euphemism for "soft" counterterr...

Why We Shouldn't Give in To Terror

Christopher Weir | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Christopher Weir

In the wake of such brutality, it is tempting to give in to the perverse fear and murder that is the Daesh brand.  It is tempting to let your head be bowed, to let your shoulders stoop in the face of such disregard for life.

Call To 'Patrol Muslim Neighborhoods' Marks New Low For Ted Cruz

Anu Joshi | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Anu Joshi

Try to imagine your local sheriff's department picking and choosing streets to patrol based on the (perceived) religious identity of the residents. It's not a pretty picture.

The U.S. Should Not Ignore Mexico

Brian Fonseca | Posted 03.23.2017 | World
Brian Fonseca

Given all the electoral noise surrounding "big beautiful walls" and calls for mass deportations of the alleged rapists and other criminals streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border, it is very easy to lose track of one simple and powerful fact: no relationship affects the United States more than our relationship with Mexico.

Trump Is the Face of Modern Fascism

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.18.2017 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

When he threatens to punch protestors or alludes to riots if the Republican Party does not coronate him, he is using the playbook of bullies. And when his supporters beat up Mexicans and Muslims, his threat is not protected free speech but akin to yelling fire in a crowded theatre.

On National Security, GOP Candidates Aren't Very Good With the Facts

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio (and Kasich) want to show the American people that they would be wise stewards of America's foreign relations. And yet whenever foreign policy is discussed in these debates, they hurt themselves as soon as they open up their mouths.

How the Sanders Campaign Is Letting Progressives Down

Kumar Rao | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Kumar Rao

Just weeks ago, Sanders was so on the rise that many progressives felt he had a real shot at the nomination. But his overwhelming losses in state after state with diverse populations lay bare the extent of this festering problem. The campaign's constant stumbling on race has been disappointing and devastating.

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

India's Rejection of Fear

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.05.2017 | World
Prem M. Trivedi

*This article first appeared in Foreign Policy on March 4, 2016.* Yet another viral story in India has sparked discussion about India's "intolerance,...

UN Hits North Korea With Tough New Sanctions. Now What?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The new sanctions against North Korea, just adopted by United Nations Security Council, are a critical part of efforts to contain that nation's nuclear weapons program. But they are not enough.

Our Nation's Budget Should Reflect Bipartisan Support for Wildlife

John F. Calvelli | Posted 03.01.2017 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Remarkably, a few priorities have broken through the partisan gridlock as things that appropriators from both parties agree that the U.S. budget should support. For the past few years, wildlife trafficking has been one of those priorities.

It's The Fourth Amendment, Not Apple, That Should Protect Americans' Privacy

Gary Hart | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Gary Hart

If law enforcement is required to show probable cause to a judge that a crime has been committed or is being planned in order to execute a search, that burden -- not warrant-proof encryption -- is the strongest protection of our privacy from state intrusion.