A young journalist’s perspective on covering and combating terrorism

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By: Alexandra Watts Image Credit: 66-365 Keyboard – PaulSh / Flickr (Creative Commons) Throughout the week, this blogging assignment was on my mind. As days went on, I wondered if I would be able… Continue reading

All that glitters is not gold

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As one of the youngest journalists in the Balkans newsroom, I started to work for Aljazeera in 2011. During my first 6 months, we were trying to learn Aljazeera’s new style of reporting… Continue reading

The question is not what we can do to solve terrorism in the world – it is whether we intend to?

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It is ironical that the day I sit down to write this blog, the United Kingdom faces its sixth terrorist attack this year. Countries like France, Spain and the US, have all faced… Continue reading

Being very close to a terrorist attack taught me to keep calm

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I never thought that a glass of whisky could save lives, but a $15 Smoky Scotch likely saved me on December 19, 2016. That day I was visiting Berlin to meet some German journalists… Continue reading

How Should the World Solve Terrorism? An old phenomenon within new context

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The years are rolling on. It’s been 16 years since al-Qaeda launched the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S., killing 3000 people. Since then terrorism has not only continued to haunt the U.S.… Continue reading

How to fight terrorism

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It seems painfully obvious that if the author had a “recipe” to successfully confront one of the big dramas of our time, terrorism, he would be looking at a career in the UN… Continue reading

Education is the key to solving terrorism

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When our professor suggested that we write a blog on How to solve terrorism, I thought he was kidding. It is the world’s greatest problem and if a dozen of Humphrey Fellows could… Continue reading

About Contact Culture and Cuisine: Vegetarianism transcending borders

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Marli Mayon Daneel Knoetze Mehrin Mansoori Its often said that Facebook, as a community or ‘nation’, rivals the size of the most populous nation states in the world. As with online communities, which… Continue reading

Yerba Mate

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When Mexico and Uruguay come together, it often times involves a soccer match.  This time, it was over a caffeine-rich drink native to South America known as ‘mate’. The drink itself is similar… Continue reading

Three countries, three dishes, three friends

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By: Alexandra Watts, Savera Shami and Xiaofeng Wang What is a Pakistani vegetarian? According to Savera Shami, of Pakistan, it’s an individual who eats chicken (and sometimes seafood), but not any other meat. Xiaofeng… Continue reading

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