Tag: global

Why white nationalist terrorism is a global threat

He seems to have been a classic “lone wolf”. As far as police can tell, the man who murdered 50 worshippers, and critically wounded nine more, at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15th was not part of any organisation. The 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, claimed to have developed his violent beliefs on his own, surfing the internet and visiting Europe. He bought his weapons himself. He honed his skills at a suburban shooting-range. No one there suspected that he was preparing a massacre. Yet he was part of something much bigger….more: economist

Singapore on Top as Asian Countries Dominate PISA Global Education

ocd-top-okkAsian education systems have come out on top in the OECD’s latest PISAglobal survey. Singapore placed first in the three-yearly report, with Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam all performing well.

The programme tests 15 year-olds from 72 countries in maths, reading and science.

So why do Asian countries continue to dominate?
Euronews’ Charlotte Cullen asked Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff for the OECD..more:  .euronews.com

The Panama Papers reveal the corrupt roots of global extremism

We spend a lot of time talking about the language by which violent extremism is framed, but not nearly enough time talking about the violence itself. By and large, all humans have an expectation of fair treatment. Likewise, we become upset when things do not work out that way. Some people turn their anger inward. Others turn their anger outwards, reacting violently against societies they perceive as rigged……more: QZ.COM

“I am a United States Army general, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism.”

“I am a United States Army general, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism.”

Amy Goodman and Juan González got a chance to ask a three-star general some tough questions today. This is a much-watch interview.

Watch: Retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger discuss his new book, “Why We Lost: A…