Sunday, November 29, 2015
  1. Combating Terrorist Recruitment

    Gareth Evans

    Combating Terrorist Recruitment


     asks what more can be done to stop alienated young Muslim men from embracing violent Islamism.

    Knotted Gun sculpture

    What more can be done to stop jobless, hopeless, rootless, and alienated young Muslim men, in the Islamic world and in the West, from embracing violent Islamism? While curbing the flow of recruits will not eradicate groups like the Islamic State, it is a vital component of any effective long-term anti-terror strategy. READ MORE

  2. New Refugee Homelands

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

    New Refugee Homelands


     proposes turning temporary camps and settlements into permanent hubs of a new life.

    Refugees Welcome sticker on city handrail

    The world's 60 million refugees need bolder solutions than limited asylum quotas and “temporary” refugee camps. In particular, it is time to embrace the prospect not of camps but of cities – places where up to a million refugees of any particular nationality can live safely and learn how to build a better future. READ MORE

  3. Putin’s Syrian Roulette

    Omar Ashour

    Putin’s Syrian Roulette


     considers what's really behind Russia's military intervention – and the many ways it could end.

    President of Russia, Vladimir Putin Prensa Internacional via ZUMA Wire

    The downing of a Russian civilian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula and the terrorist massacre in Paris seemed to give Russia and the West something to agree upon: the Islamic State must go. But a closer look at Russia’s military operations in Syria suggests that the two sides' objectives in the Middle East are still far from aligned. READ MORE

  4. Turkey’s Diplomatic Dogfight

    Ana Palacio

    Turkey’s Diplomatic Dogfight


     calls upon the EU and Turkey to build a genuine partnership, rather than a transactional arrangement.

    Turkey flag behind European Union flag.

    Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane risks intensifying the violence engulfing Syria, thereby dashing hopes for a rapprochement between Russia and the West that had arisen in the wake of the Paris massacre. To address these challenges, Turkey and the EU must commit to building a genuine partnership. READ MORE

  5. The Right Fight Against Terrorism

    Chris Patten

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