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The recent terrorist attacks in Spain and Finland once again compel us to ask: Who joins the Islamic State, and why? As a professor of modern Middle Eastern history, I have spent the majority of my professional...

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I have spent nearly 16 years studying how the risk of violence grows in societies around the world and running programs designed to stem the tide. I have seen toxic rhetoric from political leaders result...

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If the Venezuelan military withdraws support for President Nicholás Maduro, his end may be near. A large middle class has been thrust into poverty in Venezuela. Food and medicine are in short supply,...

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Dealing with North Korea’s ambitions for nuclear weapons has vexed the past four U.S. presidents. Since North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2003, it has detonated nuclear...

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The midnight between August 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism. It...

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As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of their independence in August, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year, the British quit their...

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North Korea’s long-range missile program has made significant technological advances in the past few months. For most of the past 20 years, the international community has struggled to stop this kind...

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Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history? Many places in the South – from New Orleans to Louisville – are in the process of bringing down statues...

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U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. North Korea got the world’s attention – and Trump’s – when it successfully launched...

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Public sex offender registries are at the forefront of what I’ve described in my research as a “war on sex.” Offenders convicted of sex crimes are now singled out for surveillance and restrictions...