Homeland Security

What drives people to turn to violent extremism

A common media narrative asserts that we can do little to avert terrorism because there is no coherent pattern for why people turn to violent extremism. We, at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, disagree.

Recently those in the media have...

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Selling the apocalypse

We have a fascination with the birth, life, and the passing of civilizations. From archeology to anthropology, new science and methods, such as radio carbon dating, help mankind explore and probe the depths of our history.

All ancient...

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Peace equality and stability for religious minorities

Secretary of State John Kerry and the US State Department deserve our gratitude for declaring that the persecution faced by Christians, and other religious minorities in the Middle East, constituted genocide. Also deserving of our gratitude are...

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Building a wall at the border would divide us

This election season, there’s no televised presidential debate – Democratic or Republican – that doesn’t eventually address immigration reform. At its best, the debate informs us about the lives and families torn apart by deportation. We see...

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Poets and artists expose the failure of immigration detention

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, ushering in an era of mass detention and deportation of immigrants. A few months later on September 30th, the President signed...

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Hitting the wall

With the presidential campaign in full swing, few issues are generating more attention than immigration reform.  In particular, on the Republican side, much is heard about the need for border security.  Donald Trump began his rise to...

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