How do we defeat extremism? Redefine citizenship

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Filed under: Peace and security




  Around the world people are dying because they refuse to hate. Every day, people are killed because they stand up for tolerance, deny xenophobes, defy racists and counter religious hatred with tolerance, understanding and charity – principles deeply interwoven with some of the world’s great states and great religions. Identity-based hate crime is only… Read more »

Information overload, attention deficit and the risks of isolationism

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Filed under: Development Peace and security




At a time of escalating conflict globally, the demise of the venerable ‘foreign correspondent’ is ironic. Many will argue that it was about time that the privileged and monopolistic world of the (mainly white male) foreign correspondent was blown open by a more inclusive, egalitarian media landscape. The truth is that this broader shift in… Read more »

Upgrading Watson

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Filed under: Development Peace and security




When it comes to real-life crime, if police and forensic agencies are the Sherlocks, their equipment is definitely the “Watson”. It is the combination of the expert’s eye and the latest in crime-fighting tech that leads to the crucial “Aha!” moment.

Weapons know no boundaries!

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Filed under: Peace and security




A brief analysis of Montenegrin history reveals a story beset by struggle and armed conflict. The culture of ‘bearing arms’ has long stood beside the traditional definition of manhood, dignity: physical  proof of the ability to defend your loved ones.

Different but the same: A festival of peace

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Filed under: Peace and security Social inclusion




13 nationalities live in Osh side by side. The sheer fact of living around this multiculturalism is inspiring. Yet the communities themselves are so disconnected from one another that it’s easy to forget such diversity exists in the first place. Take, for example, my seven-year-old sister, who is awestruck as I hand her dolls dressed… Read more »