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A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Why violence in Berlin is dangerous for democracy

Attacks like the one in Berlin harm democracy because they spread fear and self-censorship among citizens.
Today’s violent extremists can draw inspiration from material online and through media coverage of sensational acts of violence. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Berlin attack: security intelligence has limits in preventing truck-borne terror

We have become used to hearing stories of 'increased chatter' and 'high alerts' when it comes to terrorism. Doesn’t that mean intelligence agencies should know enough to prevent attacks?
A vendor sells newspapers with the Arabic headline ‘Trump era’ in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 10, 2016. AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Trump and Tillerson face the Middle East

Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.
Clockwise, from left: White nationalist William Pierce, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, white nationalist Richard Spencer, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, professor Kevin MacDonald, and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart. Nick Lehr/The Conversation

The seeds of the alt-right, America’s emergent right-wing populist movement

An academic who has studied the American far right explores whether the alt-right can become a sustained political force.
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The fear election

Fear is a potent emotion that influences our decision-making. Each presidential candidate has tried to harness it during the last stretch of the campaign.

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