Violence

  • Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists

    Accessible innovations in destructive force have long driven new patterns of political violence.  When Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and Mikhail Kalashnikov designed the AK-47, each inadvertently spurred terrorist and insurgent movements that killed millions and upended the international system. In her new book, Audrey Kurth Cronin argues that the twenty-first century “sharing economy” has already disrupted every institution, including the armed forces.  New “open” technologies are transforming access to the … Read More

  • Photograph of a memorial for Jo Cox.

    Picks of the Week: Turn Down the Rhetoric

    Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theory that Obama Supports ISIS | ABC News Suspected Killer of British Lawmaker had ties to Neo-Nazi Group, Watchdog Says | Washington Post Pat Robertson: Gays & Islamists are Allies so ‘Let Them Kill Themselves’ | Right Wing Watch The flames of political passion are burning white-hot.  Some have questioned the survival of the nation.  Others have said the stakes cut to the core of a people’s identity.  For … Read More