14 Sep '18, 1pm

New Global Strategy Needed to Fight Extremism, Britain's Blair Says

From our article above -- former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking here: "The reason why it's so important to focus on the ideas and the roots of this violence is that presently, the world collectively spends hundreds of billions of dollars every year on additional security, airport protection, counterterrorism. It spends a small fraction of that on soft power measures that tackle the underlining ideology," Blair said. Re: the ideas and the roots of violent extremism, in both of the examples that I provide below (and in the current U.S./Western case in the Greater Middle East also?), should we agree that IT IS NOT so much a problem of things such as ideology, lack of democracy, poverty, etc., that drive radical, violent extremism? Rather, as the examples I provide below seem to illustrate, radical violent extremism, in fact, would seem to be more correctly traced ...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/new-global-strategy-need...

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