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Reducing Violence is Not Impossible, and Cities Are Proving This

Today, 83% of deadly violence occurs outside of conflict zones, with the majority of this violence concentrated in cities. Nation states have dominated the global political arena for centuries, but with more than half of the world’s population today residing in cities, it may be time to rethink who should be at the table when it comes to decisions on how we can reduce violence.

Look to cities, not nation-states, to solve our biggest challenges

Robert Muggah is a specialist in cities, security, migration and new technologies. In this article, originally published on the World Economic Forum website, he argues that cities are taking an increasingly vocal and visible role in stepping up to some of the biggest challenges our world faces today where nation states are floundering.

Opinion: P/CVE Initiatives Should Include the Families of Terror Suspects As Well

Photo by Monica Melton on Unsplash Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) conducive to spread of terrorism continues to be a leading political and security priority in Kenya. The Global Terrorism Index for 2019 ranked Kenya at 21 in its list of countries in the world most affected by terrorism, and has consistently remained in the top 25…
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Repatriation of Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Cases for the West

Captured ISIS fighter in Salahadin Governorate, Iraq, 2015 Author: Simeon Dukic Manager, SCN Author: Marta Lopes Coordinator, SCN The question of what to do with returning foreign fighters continues to be controversial. Writing for the European Eye on Radicalization (EER), Marta Lopes and Simeon Dukic put forward the case for repatriation to the West. Read the…
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Article: Activists in Lebanon are taking on the country’s stray bullet problem

Authors: Nourhan Nassar and Yomn al-Kaisi Reem Shaker was only 18 years old when a stray bullet struck her head on the balcony of her family home in the Lebanese city of Miniyeh. The shot which killed her was fired not in retribution, but in jubilation by a group celebrating the return of their loved ones from…
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