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ISIS militants in video grab with slogan superimposed over Twitter 'tweet' icon
June 14, 2018

Tackling online violent extremist content is rightly an important priority for policy-makers; research has found that the internet plays an important facilitative role in contemporary terrorism. Ensuring that the biggest platforms remove such content as swiftly as possible—or block it altogether—is clearly an essential part of an effective strategy. In pursuit of this objective, however, it is important not to lose sight of the consequential displacement effects. Steps must also be taken to prevent terrorist exploitation of… other dimensions of the social media ecology.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov plays in a charity football match
June 5, 2018

[I]t is right to investigate how populism affects democracy. To do that, however, there must be greater conceptual clarity...

port facility in Gwadar, Pakistan, a terminal of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC). Photo credit: Anjum Naveed/AP
May 31, 2018

Over the past couple of years, BRI-linked corridor projects—for example, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan...

Roman coin bearing name and likeness of Clodius Pulcher
May 29, 2018

What can Clodius and the Gracchi brothers teach as about populism in the 21st century? One thing, perhaps. Contrary to what is...

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