Why Terrorism Is More Related to Quality of Life Than Religion

Numerous right wing groups and politicians have associated their country’s Muslim immigrant population with terrorism; according to them, terrorists usually originate from countries which are facing political or economic crisis. Countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan have been plagued by…

Fighting Terrorism is Not a Battle

Admittedly, some foreign recruits articulate a clear understanding of why they elect to take part in foreign terrorist organizations. They believe they are doing something meaningful, something that solidifies their name in history. In one interview, when I asked about…

Why is a country like Pakistan seeing a spike in liberalism?

Pakistan was formed as a democratic country, where every religion coexisted peacefully, however, after the demise of its founding fathers, things quickly went south.  In 1958, just one year after the adoption of the first constitution, the then President Iskander…

Istanbul GA Keynote Speech: Short-Termist Populism Can’t Solve Our Problems – Ivo Thijssen

It a pleasure to address you on behalf of Dutch liberal democratic party D66. Today I was asked to share some thoughts with you regarding the recent Dutch no vote on the EU-Ukraine Association Treaty, the refugee crisis and finally…

How to Fight Terrorism – Christian Holm

It seems as if each generation of western society has suffered a formative conflict. I dread that ours will be the war on terror. If this is so, we need find ways to understand its causes properly, and combat terrorism…

The War Against Terror is a Bigger Threat than Terrorism Itself – Eirik Natlandsmyr

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center was an attack on a symbol of freedom and cooperation. Just a few days after the attack, the Security Council on behalf of the United Nations pushed through new terror legislation…

International Drug Ban Fuels Terrorist Groups – Anniken Karlyme Wullum

The political debate on prohibition against drugs has changed more, and faster, than most people could have anticipated. Tolerating others’ use of substances you would never even touch is liberal in its essence. Every human has the right to decide…