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Media Coverage May Fuel the Flames in Ferguson

by Steven L. Youngblood Seldom have the stakes been higher for the media as they moved in to cover the Michael Brown shooting and aftermath in Ferguson, Mo. Responsible coverage could help inform and empower the community to react nonviolently, while irresponsible coverage could fuel the flames while demonizing Brown. There has been some productive, […]

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Justifying the Kill

by Winslow Myers Is it too much of a stretch to link the alleged police execution of Michael Brown in Missouri with the terrorist execution of journalist James Foley somewhere in Iraq? Setting aside obvious differences, do these tragedies have anything in common? We humans are a potent combination of impulse and rationalization. We are […]

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Progress in Pakistan Depends on Women and Their Participation

By Rizwan Zulfiqar Bhutta Women have a vital role in the progress of human society. Yet, women’s contributions to progress aren’t always acknowledged by or even included in history books. In her 1998 book, “You Can’t Kill the Spirit: Women and Nonviolent Action,” writer Pam McAllister spotlights stories, struggles and contributions of women all over […]

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Three Key Policy Issues and Strategies for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

By Adan E. Suazo In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are three key policy angles that are currently not being touched upon by decision-makers: military disproportionality, religion and peacemaking, and political inclusion patterns. By not prioritizing these key policy concerns, it’s hard to envision brokered peace in this conflict, given its history and its strong polarizing […]

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