Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart
Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.
You Can’t Defeat Tomorrow’s Terrorists by Fighting Yesterday’s Enemy
Countries from Sri Lanka and Israel to the United States and Norway have failed to prevent attacks because their intelligence agencies were fixated on the last threat rather than the next one.
A Global Call to End Online Extremism
Government leaders and tech companies convene to combat violent extremism online, an ongoing curfew amid violence in Sri Lanka, and the crackdown on Venezuela’s opposition continues.
The Global War on Terrorism Has Failed. Here’s How to Win.
Targeting terrorists and their networks brings only temporary success—but the long-term strategy needs to focus on discrediting the ideologies that attract attackers.
ISIS’s Church Attacks Break Mohammed’s Own Pledges
Assaults on Christian sites show terrorists are apostates as well as murderers.
Sri Lanka Is Already Drawing the Wrong Lessons From the Attacks
Responding to the recent violence with typical policies to counter violent extremism could make things far worse.
Sri Lanka’s Christians and Muslims Weren’t Enemies
The country’s real divide has been between Buddhists and Muslims, but the Easter attacks may change all that.
Sri Lanka’s Perfect Storm of Failure
There were many chances to stop the Easter Sunday attacks. The government missed them all.
What’s Behind the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka?
Coordinated blasts recall the island country’s violent past.
The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Corruption Bonanza
Despots and crooks are using China’s infrastructure project to stay in power—with Beijing's help.
Shot in Sri Lanka, Shelled in Syria
On the podcast: War correspondent Marie Colvin documented the horrors of war until one of them took her life.
Sri Lanka’s Failing Coup Might Succeed at the Ballot Box
Many voters still back populist Mahinda Rajapaksa despite his attempt to seize power.
Want to Deradicalize Terrorists? Treat Them Like Everyone Else.
Many counter-extremism efforts falter because ideological reform programs run by governments lack credibility. Appealing to the basic psychological needs of ex-radicals is more promising.
Asia’s Oldest Democracy Takes a Hit
Political maneuvering by Sri Lankan President Sirisena won’t end well.
Sri Lanka’s Homegrown Crisis
The constitutional chaos is rooted in domestic politics, not geopolitical machinations.
Halfway Isn’t Good Enough on Human Rights
Myanmar and Sri Lanka were praised for minimal progress. Now it’s all falling apart.
Sri Lanka’s Political Shake-Up Is a Win for China
Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resurgence shows the limitations of U.S. economic diplomacy.