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When Biro is Mightier Than Bombs
Dennis Ekwere
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t is rather so unfortunate that I found out that I am fighting a lonely war for justice all the time, when I realized what my fundamental human rights are. But fighting in defense for rights in my…
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Iraqi Child Marriage Proposal Reflects Worrying Trend
Raya Barazanji
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New legislation in the Iraqi parliament that would allow girls as young as 9 to marry is drawing stiff opposition from a nationwide coalition of civil society groups.
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Lynch, O. & Argomaniz Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives. Routledge, London
Orla lynch
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While the perpetrators of political violence have been the subject of significant academic research, victims of terrorism and political violence have rarely featured in this landscape. In an effort…
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Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Lead to Terrorism: Ideas, Recommendations, and Good Practices from the OSCE Region
Peter Neumann
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There is practically no country in the OSCE that has not been affected by violent extremism. In 2016, terrorist attacks in OSCE participating States caused more than one thousand deaths. They…
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Why Boko Haram Became Violent
Dennis Ekwere
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There is no justification whatsoever, when citizens begin to take arms against its nation and fellow citizens by any guise. But this is our story in the Northeast of Nigeria of Borno State aka "…
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Salafi Revolution in West Africa
Abdoulaye Sounaye
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This paper discusses the ways in which a revolu­ tion inspired by Islam emerged in the few decades in West Africa, mainly through the intervention of Sala actors, institutions, and reform practices…