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Winning Back Mosul, Safeguarding Its Infrastructure

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Unusual question: What will be the fate of Mosul's telecommunications infrastructure, such as it is, as an anti-ISIS military coalition moves to recla...

An Interview With A Suicide Bomber

Raza Rumi | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Raza Rumi

What makes one a suicide bomber? Much has been written about it; and researchers continue to offer plausible theories and explanations. Religion is often used as a tool by terrorist organizations in recruiting and in seeking aid from abroad, but is not always the root cause.

Terrorism Sets the World on Flames

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Ege Ozyegin

How can people become suicide bombers in the name of a religion they know nothing about? My inquiry led me to a single major answer: lack of education.

She Had a Bomb Threat on Her Plane to Paris, What She Did Next Will Change Your Life

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Sara El-Yafi

So, for what it's worth, I apologize to this man. And I apologize to all men and women who endure any type of fear-based, awful, oppressive discrimination based on their faith. We have got a long way to go before we make everyone feel safe in our world.

The City of Light

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Cheryl Carlesimo

I was lucky enough to spend half of my twenties studying film and working with the great French filmmaker, Eric Rohmer, in Paris. As Victor Hugo says, "if you study in Paris, you are born again there."

My Night During The Paris Attacks

Brian Morearty | Posted 11.16.2016 | World
Brian Morearty

Around 9:30 p.m., we were enjoying an amazing French meal when we heard five gunshots in less than two seconds: bang-bang, bang-bang-bang. The restaurant suddenly got quiet. The atmosphere in the restaurant had quickly turned from a lively Friday evening to unsure tension.

A Love Letter To Beirut, Paris And Beyond From Sri Lanka

Sarah Jameel | Posted 11.16.2016 | World
Sarah Jameel

In war, choose love. In despair, choose love. When the good and bad becomes relative concepts and appear to be grey, choose love. When you don't know whom to blame about the magnitude of atrocities around you, choose love. Because every life matters, whether it is reported in the media or not.

Friday 13th: The Price France Had to Pay for Doing What's Right!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The French MUST be applauded for being among the few who stood side-by-side by the Syrian people in their legitimate revolution against the tyrannical regime of Bashar al-Assad.

From Beirut, This Is Paris: In A World That Doesn't Care About Arab Lives

Elie Fares | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Elie Fares

We can ask for the world to think Beirut is as important as Paris, or for Facebook to add a "safety check" button for us to use daily, or for people to care about us. But the truth of the matter is, we are a people that doesn't care about itself to begin. We call it the new normal, but if this normality then let it go to hell.

Is It Called 'Terrorism' Or 'Violent Extremism'?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

The two recent attacks on mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia can't be labeled as anything but evil acts of terrorism. Such a classification seems obvious to most of us; however, having just attended brain-storming sessions at the WEF summit, I fear there might be some confusion as to what is defined as terrorism and what isn't.

Afghanistan: The Taliban's Deadly Hypocrisy

Patricia Gossman | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Patricia Gossman

According to United Nations statistics, noncombatants are dying in greater numbers every year, with the Taliban and other insurgents responsible for 72 percent of those deaths through suicide attacks and the use of IEDs and other indiscriminate weapons.

An Attack on a Volleyball Match in Paktika: A Brutal "One Off" or the Taliban Reasserting Social Control?

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Kevin Bell

Behind the forgettable headline of "yet another" attack in Afghanistan is a more interesting reality: southeastern Pashtun tribes love sports and have been quietly making a public space for sporting events in areas where the Taliban still routinely fight for control with government forces.

Returning to Jaffa Road

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

I lived through and observed this saga up close and have always been inspired by the strength and courage of Len and Vicki Eisenfeld and Arline Duker.

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

Tensions Rise Between the United States and Sri Lanka Over Human Rights

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Allowing these war crimes allegations to go unaddressed would undermine important international legal norms while rendering true reconciliation in the country an even more remote prospect.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.24.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

The Brides of Allah: The Terror Threat of Black-Widow Suicide Bombers to the Winter Olympics

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

Russian security forces fear that as many as three female suicide bombers may have infiltrated their security parameters and may be hiding in the Olympic zone at Sochi. These bombers could wreak havoc by setting off their bombs amongst the crowds of athletes and spectators.

Alissa Scheller

This Map Shows Why Olympians Should Stay In The Village

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 02.05.2014 | World

The U.S. moved two warships to the Black Sea. A C-17 transport aircraft will be on standby in Germany. FBI agents are in Sochi. All for what Russia ha...

Why I'd Never Give My Son a Toy Gun

Juliet Linley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.

The Other Two-State Solution: After 56 Years, Sri Lanka

Connor Ryan | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Connor Ryan

Sri Lanka serves as a powerful example of what can come when two peoples share the same territory and yet possess different religions, cultures, and languages.

Mice and Men: The Failure of Closing Our Middle East Embassies

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?

From Sanford to Jerusalem: Reverse the Hatred and Heal the World

Karen Berg | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Karen Berg

With all negativity in this world, if we can take different point of view, we will realize that there is actually a lot that we can and need to do if we want to make this world a better place to live in.

Dancing to the beat of a new drum twelve years after 9/11

Common Ground News Service | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Endy Bayuni Jakarta - The Western and Muslim worlds drifted apart in the wake of 9/11. The 11 September 2001 suicide hijackings in the United States ...

Obama: Hope Amid the Hopeless

Steve Posner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Steve Posner

Obama's visit to the West Bank took him into the center of the Palestinian tragedy where outrage over Israel's military occupation and civilian settlements has been punctuated by bursts of terrorist violence, quiet oppression, and demoralizing acquiescence.

Bombers Attack Pakistan Police Station, Killing 8

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Four Taliban suicide bombers attacked a police station in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at le...