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Mila Atmos | Posted 07.19.2016 | Good News
Mila Atmos

Not all is well with the world. We have been bombarded with calamitous events around the globe that have made me question how our humanity is going to...

Fading hope: why the youth of the Arab Spring are still unemployed

The Conversation US | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Heath J. Prince, University of Texas at Austin The 2011 Arab Spring was a clear signal to governments and ruling parties that the time had come for r...

Orlando's Game-Changing Lesson: See A Gun, Think Terrorism

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

The attack in Orlando is a game changer for how to address the guns issue. The massacre exposed a vulnerable U. S. national security flank which the ...

From Attraction to Action -- How Young People Are Radicalized

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

In the search for 'what makes young people vulnerable to radicalization', there are many push pull factors we can consider: home life, culture, politics, religion, criminality, social ills and the very children themselves - what on earth is wrong with them?!

Leaders Must Understand and Empathize With People's Needs to Defeat Radical Fear- and Anger-Mongering

Reiner Lomb | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Reiner Lomb

People's anger and frustration, both in the U.S. and around the world, has reached a critical point.

Making Europe Safer

Jamil Jivani | Posted 04.05.2016 | 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...

Dear Fellow Americans: Cruz Has Turned This Country Into a Tinderbox

Sofia Ali-Khan | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Sofia Ali-Khan

Cruz has moved us one step closer to a fractured democracy. While his words are certainly scary for Muslims, they pose a serious threat to all Americans. The Republicans' inflammatory rhetoric this election cycle has done something remarkable to this country in a very short period of time: It has turned this country into a tinderbox.

Why Many Terrorists Are Criminals Before They Turn To Extremism

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with author Mubin Shaikh on ...

British Police Warn: ISIS Wants 'Enormous And Spectacular' Attacks

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters want to carry out "enormous and spectacular" attacks against Britain and the Western lifestyle in general, B...

Can Albania Meet its Obligations and De-radicalize an Influx of Terrorists into Europe?

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

Co-authored by Anne Khodabandeh Situated on the east of Europe, Albania applied for membership of the European Union in 2009. As the poorest country...

French Schools Change Their Lesson Plans To Prevent Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

PARIS -- Days after terrorists attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store last January, the country called for a mome...

Egypt: President Sisi in a Crusader Fight with a Generation

Karim Lahidji | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

In order to address the regime's counterproductive measures leading to mass radicalization and instability, the international community must pressure President Sisi to immediately put an end to the ongoing human rights violations.

Being Critical of Islam Is Not Racism

Shawn Moksvold | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Shawn Moksvold

In a free society, often uncomfortable things must be said to opposing parties to effectively work out complex issues. But when someone attempts to criticize the beliefs of a religion (mostly Islam), the left will invariably attach that criticism to racism.

Counterterrorism Challenges: The Role of Technology

Michael B. Kraft | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Michael B. Kraft

By Yonah Alexander and Michael B. Kraft WASHINGTON--International terrorism is nothing new but the latest attacks from California to France illustrat...

Meet A Social Worker Combating Radicalization In Germany

HuffPost Germany | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.10.2015 | World

Last month's terrorist attacks in Paris have deepened anxieties in Germany, where fear about the potential radicalization of a growing number of young...

Dear Media: Stop Using the Term 'Radicalized' Unless You Apply It to White Christian Extremists, Too

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred.

President Obama's Speech: How Can We Fight Terrorism If We're Confused About Its Causes?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I found the president's words on terrorism and ideology confusing and frustrating. He rightly said that Muslim leaders must combat extremist ideology; but Muslim leaders, clerics and non-clerics have already been doing so for years, in mosques and in many other organizations.

With Kenya's Youth, The Future Is Here: Invest to Reap Demographic Benefits

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya, is at the cusp of a "demographic dividend," which could transmute Kenya's fortunes in the first half of the 21st century -- but only if the country takes the right steps towards investing in the current youthful population.

CVE in the US: More Harm Than Good

James Zogby | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

While CVE is new, the idea of adopting programs and practices that may sound good but have no empirical justification, is tragically par for the course--especially when it comes to dealing Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

The War of the Tweets: On Counter-Messaging ISIS

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Arie Kruglanski

The various State Department efforts share a common problem: A seeming lack of a guiding framework to afford a coherent messaging strategy. Instead, campaigns seem to be launched on the basis of intuitive hunches devoid of solid grounding in the science of radicalization.

The Difficulty of Predicting ISIS and Al Qaeda 'Stay and Act in Place' Attacks

Anne Speckhard | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

The speed by which today's terrorists radicalize into extremist mindsets and take lethal action is mind-boggling and presents a nightmare for today's security officials.

Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

ISIS uses social media and the internet to attract disenfranchised youth searching for meaning. Their assertion that they are giving believers a chance to earn Jannah is tantalizing to some. Mere condemnation of the ISIS ideology is not enough.

The Shortcut to Deradicalization Is the Long Road

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas military force is selectively necessary to destroy irredeemably ruthless and bloodthirsty organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to neutralize violent extremism in the long-term, no amount of military muscle will suffice.

Campaign For A 'French Islam' Reaches Out To Both Imams And Non-Muslim Government Leaders

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion

LYON, France (RNS) Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where the Bible dominates an evening lecture. The subject...