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Why the world is more at peace
The latest measurement of global peace finds violence was down last year, a sign that more people understand what makes peace – and that it can be inevitable.
What it'll take to forge peace in cyberspace
The international community has finally started a serious conversation about norms in cyberspace. But reaching a global consensus needs the world's attention.
New UN chief calls for peace: What challenges will he face?
António Guterres could face significant resistance in the form of the incoming leader of the United States, President-elect Donald Trump.
Why Muslims Should Never Have To Apologize for Terrorism
Picture this: You wake up in the morning to hear your wife screaming at you because it's pouring rain outside. She hates the rain and now her day is ruined because of you. You go downstairs only to hear your children yell at you because they broke the toaster. They can't have waffles now and it's all your fault. On the way to work, you stop and fill up gas only to hear everyone at the gas station curse you out because gas…
ANALYSIS Time to consider why the ‘religion of peace’ is so bloody
RESPONSES to terrorism by Western leaders that defend Islam as 'a religion of peace' do more harm than good, writes MARK DURIE.
Why strong social media campaigns will not stop the spread of terrorism
The traditional media remains a key component of American efforts to counter violent extremist narratives. In West Africa, the United States has supported the production of radio dramas designed to promote peace and tolerance. In Tunisia, USAID has partnered with the local theater associations and filmmakers to organize performances to curb violence. The social media savvy of terrorist groups like the Islamic State has fueled growing…
How Entrepreneurship Can Help Achieve World Peace
The gig economy is alive and well, and disruptive innovation has empowered many to earn money driving for Uber or by monetizing their home as an AirBnB rental. But there is a deeper value and sustainable role in the start-up and entrepreneurship culture that is impacting the global landscape more than you may have considered Steven R. Koltai is the author of "Peace through Entrepreneurship: Investing…
10 Lies Secretary of State Kerry Told During His Big Middle East Peace Speech
On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech on his proposed plan for peace between Israelis and Arabs. His plan: blame the Jews, pretend that Palestinian terrorism and incitement isn’t representative of the actual Palestinian government, and then blather for 69 more minutes.
Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner Asks Why Giving Guns Is Easier Than Giving Books
The Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by Taliban militants two years ago, stood before dignitaries, celebrities, and fellow activists from around the world to accept a Nobel Peace Prize “This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education,” she said in her speech Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist with whom Yousafzai shared the prize…
How terrorism undermines democracy
Terrorism can undermine political moderation in a democracy, paving the way for more extreme elements to gain footholds.
How Teens React to Terrorism
In light of the terrorist attack on London yesterday and the threats against Jewish Community Centers, it makes sense to remind parents how children and teenagers are being...
The Peace List: 10 Gifts of Peace and Health
I like to think each item on this list in some way promotes peace or healthy living! 1. Spoonk Acupre...
How to fight domestic terrorism
The answer to the horrendous acts this week should not be to create new laws that could lead to abuse.
How to React to Terrorism
How should we react to terrorism? That’s the big question of the week. And the answer, dear LFT reader, isn’t hard to grasp. Chris Campbell has more...
How the UN Finances Terrorism
COUNTER-TERRORISM: HOW THE UN FINANCES ISLAMIC TERRORISM [Excerpts] In early August Israel revealed that it had arrested two foreign aid officials who had been in charge of disbursing major hu
Advice on talking to children about terrorism
Advice on talking to children about terrorism If you want to talk to your children about terrorism and terrorist attacks Childline has advice for your kids which you may find useful. They have information and tips that will help children understand things like extremism and radicalisation and give children support if they are worried. Click here Childline.
What is terrorism?
A quarter century ago, Western governments and security agencies used 100 different definitions of terrorism. Today, more than 250 definitions are in play.
How to Travel in the Age of Terrorism
This year has been a frightening one for travelers around the globe, with a worrying increase in the number of terrorist attacks specifically targeting Western tourists — predominantly those from the United States and United Kingdom. A wall of the Bardo Museum is riddled with bullet holes during the